Small Space Gardening (20+ Great Ideas)

Don’t let a lack of space keep you from growing a garden! You can find so many small space gardening ideas on the internet that will inspire you to try your hand at growing some herbs or vegetables in your front yard or on your patio. There are even more interesting and creative ways to grow in tight spaces! Here are more than 20 ideas to get you started!

Small space gardening! So many fun ideas and tips here.

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Small Space Gardening Ideas

Front Yard Gardening – When you’re small on space or don’t have a back yard, you can use your front yard to plant edible plants!
How to grow fruit and vegetables in the front yard

Small Space Gardening 101 – Check out all of the best tips and tricks for gardening in small spaces over at Little House Living

Growing Vegetables In Pots – If you live in an apartment, then this is an awesome way to have a garden! See how it’s done at Little House Living.

Don't have a lot of space to make a garden? Trying growing vegetables in pots!

Strawberry Square Foot Garden – This is a precise way to utilize your space wisely. Check out how to grow strawberries in a square foot garden over at Day to Day Adventures

Raised Vegetable Garden Beds – These are easier to care for in most cases and don’t take up as much space. See how to build raised garden beds at Saving Dollars and Sense

how to Build Raised Vegetable Garden Beds

Vegetable Garden on a Patio – When you don’t have any land to plant a garden, you can use your patio! See how to make a perfect patio garden over at Ann’s Entitled Life

How to Create the Perfect Vegetable Garden on a Patio. When you think of a garden, usually you think of a yard with lush green area, shrubs, grass, and maybe a few flowers. However, sometimes you just don’t have that space to plant all the crops of your dreams. But, every green thumb needs a small sanctuary. If you want to create your little garden on your patio, here are some tips to help you make it a reality.

Vegetable Container Garden – This is a great option for urban gardeners. See how to plant a vegetable container garden at This Ole Mom

Pallet Herb Garden – This is not only adorable but also makes a very practical vertical garden in a small amount of space! See how to make this herb garden over at PinkWhen

Pallet Herb Garden

Grow Potatoes In A Trash Can – This is a creative and space saving way to grow potatoes! Read all about it at Mama’s Homestead

Potatoes Growing in Trash Can

Growing Potatoes In Buckets – Potatoes grow wonderfully in buckets and make growing them anywhere easy! Read more at Our New England Life


Kitchen Garden – A kitchen garden is another great option for small space gardening. Learn all about them at Saving Dollars and Sense


Raising Garlic & Basil – Check out these tips for gardening plus a recipe for Roasted Garlic Pesto Buttermilk Pizza at Farm Fresh Feasts

a collage of photos of a raised garden bed growing garlic and basil

Pizza Garden – Grow everything you need to make a delicious homemade pizza yourself! Get all of the info at Just 2 Sisters

pizza garden

Basic Indoor Garden – Grow herbs indoors if you don’t have the space to do so outside! Get all of the details over at the Thrifty Jinxy

How to Create a Basic Herb Garden Indoors

Toolbox Planter – This is a portable option and is super cute, too! See how to make your own Toolbox Planter at TheNavagePatch

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Deck Rail Herb Garden – This idea works great for small space gardening if you have a deck railing to work with! Check it out at Craftivity Designs!

Container Medicinal Herb Garden – Check out this list of medicinal herbs that grow well in containers over at Idyllic Pursuit

Raised Herb Planters – This is a fun way to bring gardening into your homeschool from Gypsy Road

Hanging Herb Bag – When you grow herbs, you’ll need an easy way to dry them. Check out how to sew a hanging herb bag over at DIY Danielle


Must Have Gardening Tools – When you invest your time into gardening, you should also make sure you have the necessary tools to get the job done right. See what you need over at Saving Dollars and Sense

must have gardening tools

Refinishing Old Flower Pots – You’ll want your garden to be appealing to the eye, so make sure all of those pots you’re using are pretty! See how to refinish flower pots at TheNavagePatch

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10 Creative Container Garden Ideas – These are great for all types of plants. See them all at The Magic Brush Inc

unique container ideas II

Thyme Teacher Gift – A portable garden to give as a gift! See how to make your own at DIY Danielle!


Fairy Garden – Just for fun, you can plant this decorative garden using the ideas at Creative Green Living

DIY Succulent Planter – This is a great way to bring some green into to your home. See how to make these at Craftivity Designs!

Plant Markers From Silverware – This is a fun and funky way to mark your garden! Check out how easy it is at Creative Green Living. 

Wooden Spoon Markers – These adorable herb markers are easy to make. See how at Craftivity Designs.

Wooden Spoon Herb Marker, DIY Herb Marker, Flower Marker, Vegetable Marker, by @CraftivityD

Clothespin Markers – This is a great way to label your garden and keep everything looking nice. See how at Creative Green Living


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Kristi

    Love these ideas! Especially, the strawberries for the square foot garden. We have 4 square foot gardens. One for each of our kids and that would work perfectly for their strawberries.

  2. Lora

    Thanks for including my succulent planter and herb markers!

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