A Guide on How To Become A Compact Gardener

A Guide on How To Become A Compact Gardener

It’s that time of year when The Man and I start to tidy up the garden, ready for the long hard winter ahead, whom I kidding, we rarely see snow in my little corner of East Devon, a hard frost gets us reaching for the sledge!

Over the years I’ve been known to dabble in vegetable growing and even created an allotment, complete with raised beds. However,  after a summer of morning sickness, house renovations and then the hazy days of being a new mum again, it soon got abandoned.

But Gardening is good for you, according to a new infographic produced by Compost Direct. Older gardeners have a 36-47% lower risk of dementia than non-gardeners. However, with urban spaces on the rise there is less room for people who’d like to get into garden, and in our case, having the only available spot to grow anything at the top of a steep terrace garden, it’s become a no go.

Thankfully, there are many ways to grow crops in small spaces – from potted plants indoors to veg patches and grow bags. Did you know that you can grow potatoes in compost bags and bin liners? Following a simple growing process you can enjoy some pristine spuds without needing a full size garden.

How about growing crops in specialist grow bags? With just a small amount of space, you can grow fruit and veg to feed your whole household – from tomatoes and carrots to herbs and courgettes.

Read the full infographic to see how to grow potatoes, tomatoes, veg patches and more. You can also find out how to maximise your growing area by building window boxes and vertical gardens, meaning that no matter what kind of outdoor space you have – there is no excuse not to garden!

How to be a compact gardener

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