Veggie gardens in small spaces

You don't need a big yard to grow your own.

Motivated gardeners have shown that even small gardens can work. Below are a few options for a DIY mini-garden for your home.

Wine box veggie garden

Wine boxes

Calling all wine lovers! Finally you can put the wine boxes you have laying around to good use by stacking and arranging them into a veggie garden for your backyard or balcony. You can arrange them to take up as much or as little space as you desire. The best part is that the boxes are already assembled for you! Read the full instructions here.

Pallet garden

Pallet garden

Using an old wooden pallet, soil, landscaping paper and a staple gun, you can create a perfect environment for small herbs and veggies to grow. If you don’t have the space to lay the pallet flat, you can lean it against a wall. Instructions to do it yourself are here.

Vertical wall garden

Vertical wall

If you have limited space or would like some fresh air on your balcony, vertical garden walls are the way to go. Not only are they practical, they can also provide privacy and shade. This one takes a little more work, but the reward is worth it. DIY with instructions from AKA Design.

Indoor mini garden

Indoor mini garden

Try your luck indoors by placing this Ikea planter in close to a window at home. It’s perfect for growing herbs and with its compact size and modern design, it would be a great addition to any kitchen.

Upside down garden

Before you freak out about making a mess, be assured that with the help of newspaper, straw, coffee filters and similar materials, the plants and soil won’t fall out. Growing plants upside down has gained traction in recent years due its space-saving benefits and lack of common pests. Capsicum, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and beans are all great options for upside down gardens. Learn how to create your own here.

What other ideas do you have for creating a veggie garden in a small space? We would love to hear from you in the comments section.