Small Space Garden Hacks

For many apartment dwellers, a large gardening space is not something they are typically blessed with. Some tenants may only have a windowsill, while others are fortunate enough to have a balcony. If you are really lucky, you may even have access to some green space outside your door! We’ve searched the web for small space garden hacks. These posts will inspire you to give your small spaces a little green makeover!

Continue scrolling to keep reading

Click the button below to start this article in quick view

Start Now

10 Plain Patio to Secret Garden

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="216"] Via: gardenofmagic.blogspot.ca[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="225"] Via: gardenofmagic.blogspot.ca[/caption]

This gardener had to get crafty with her gardening space, and fast! With short notice of renovations by her landlord, Danielle was informed that she had two days to clear her side garden before the area would be paved over. After clearing up her small outdoor patio space, she was able to transfer most of her side garden into pots and planters. Danielle was able to create her own little secret garden.

9 Pallet Garden

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="430"] via: lifeonthebalcony.com[/caption]

Oh, wooden pallets. Every DIY-er’s favourite medium. Fern, from Life On The Balconyfound a terrific way to repurpose wooden pallets to create a vertical garden. Sometimes, all a gardener has is some vertical space to spare. It saves space, and looks great!

8 Modern Vertical Vegetable Garden

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="460"] via: manmadediy.com[/caption]

If you have a bit more space available and wanted to step up or upgrade your vertical garden, Chris, from Man-Made, took a modern twist on the vertical garden. It adds a contemporary look to your garden if your gardening space needs a little sprucing up. The different planters let you grow a variety of herbs, flowers, and anything your region’s climate allows!

7 Windowsill Gardening

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="435"] via: hgtvgardens.com[/caption]

If you are an apartment dweller and your only available gardening space is a windowsill, then this is ideal for you. HGTV shared how to raise lettuce on a windowsill using a woven willow basket. Growing some fresh veggies right outside your window not only makes for easy access to produce, but also adds some extra greenery to your view!  

6 Tiered Herb Garden

via: decorandthedog.net

Nate and Michelle, over at Decor and the Dog, provided a great tutorial on how to build a tiered herb garden. The two understand the struggles of making the best out of small spaces – especially when you want to grow a garden. Not only is the design a practical use of space, it is also aesthetically pleasing for an outdoor space. The use of several levels allows gardeners to grow a variety of plants.

5 Hanging Baskets

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="403"] via: abeautifulmess.com[/caption]

This mini garden is a very affordable and quick DIY project to tackle next. The supplies required could be laying around your home. If not, a quick trip to the dollar store will help you create this simple hanging basket garden.

4 Repurposed Shoe Rack Planter

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="291"] via: kellymoorebag.com[/caption]

If you are really tight on funds and space, repurposing an over-the-door hanging shoe rack as a planter is a perfect solution to keep plants outdoors on your balcony. It can also be displayed indoors, which is especially useful during colder months. Kelly uses her hanging planter to grow low-maintenance herbs.

3 Indoor Herb Garden

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="289"] via: topinspired.com[/caption]

Do you ever start cooking and realize you are missing just a few fresh ingredients? Sometimes, those dried herbs don’t do your meal justice. If you are up to the challenge and have enough exposure to natural light, try tackling this indoor herb garden as your next project. You could have fresh mints, basils, or parsley growing right inside your kitchen ready to be tossed into your meal!

2 Container Garden

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="323"] via: bhg.com[/caption]

Grow some luscious flora and veggies in metal containers! I love the look of the bright colours of the tins along with the plants sprouting out. Repurposing containers is great for gardeners who may not have a yard to garden in. If you are someone who moves from apartment to apartment, then the use of containers is excellent for transportation – just pick it up and go!

1 Multilevel Garden

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="373"] via: lushome.com[/caption]

As you can see, we are a fan of gardens that are practical and space savers, so why not combine a couple of our favourite types of small gardens? This garden layout allows gardeners to plant on the main level, it has an additional level can be created with the use of a small bench, and it also incorporates the vertical garden using hanging pots. Of course, as a gardener you can be as creative as you'd like. Not a fan of the hanging pots? Switch those out for the over-the-door shoe rack planter. Have fun with your space and add your own style to it. It is your garden after all!

More in DIY