4 Steps to Grow Organic Food in Small Spaces

You’re probably sitting there thinking it’s impossible, expensive or time consuming to grow your own food. Maybe you don’t have a big yard or space for a garden, but believe it or not you can actually grow organic food in small spaces. Don’t be intimidated, growing healthy food can be easy, fun and delicious! Follow these 4 Steps to Grow Organic Food in Small Spaces. 

Grow Organic Food In Small Spaces

Growing Food in Small Spaces

You don’t need tons of free space to grow organic food. Even if you live in an apartment or have a small yard, it’s possible to grow edible, delicious and healthy food!  It not only saves you money, but it’s also a great way to ensure you’re eating a proper diet. The best part? If you have kids and they help you grow a garden, they’re more likely to eat healthy too. How AWESOME is that? 😉  

4 Steps to Grow Organic Food in Small Spaces

If you follow these 4 simple steps, you’ll be growing a nutritious garden in no time.  

1. Find a Good Location with Plenty of Natural Sunlight

Scout out your yard or balcony to find a good location that gets plenty of natural sunlight. You don’t even need a plot of land! Just be sure your plants will have access to shine in the sun. You can grow your veggies in pots and planters.  This allows you to have control over the soil and move the plants, if necessary. Step 1

2. Clean and Prep the Area

Once you choose a sunny location, it’s time for a little cleaning and prep work. Grab a trash can and get to work! Simply clear any unnecessary items in the area. Spend a few minutes deciding exactly how and where you’ll place your plants and make space for them. Then, get ready to grow! 

Step 2

3. Consider Your Growing Method

Once your area is clean and organized, consider how you want to grow. You can try vertical gardening, square foot gardening or container gardening. Vertical gardening allows you to have plenty of fresh produce in a very small space. It allows you to have a “green wall” full of edible plants. If you choose this method, you’ll need a special container and/or a trellis. Making your own containers from plastic bottles is also an option.

Step 3

For the square foot gardening, you’ll have to divide the free space into 16 squares and plant different seeds in them. This method is great for beginners, but you must make sure you have enough free space. It also helps to use a raised garden bed in these scenarios. 

Container gardening is an easy way to have control over your plants. If you’re growing a large or viney plant, like tomatoes, you may need to add a trellis to the pots or containers. You also need to be sure your plants get plenty of water. Good pots tend to drain well and during the hot summer months plants in pots can dry out quickly. Be sure to check the soil moisture every couple days and water when it feels dry. 

4. Buy Your Seeds or Plants

When you finish with the preparations and the planning, it’s time to buy everything you need to get your garden growing. You also need to consider what tools and special containers you may need. Make a list and head to your local garden store. Making a list will save your a lot of time and a second trip to the store! 🙂 

Step 4

Final Thoughts

Growing your own organic food is really rewarding AND DELICIOUS! You don’t need much space and it will save you money in the long run. Take your time choosing the proper location, preparing the location and deciding which method you’ll use to grow. Then enjoy the “fruit” of your labor with healthy, organic food. 


This topic is contributed by CallCleaners Balham. Editing and final touches by Nicole Sanford. 

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Anna is a young entrepreneur, co-owner of GardeningServices W2 She is working hard, but often find time to write. Some of the topics she is interested in are related to home improvement, gardening and cleaning.

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Anna is a young entrepreneur, co-owner of GardeningServices W2 She is working hard, but often find time to write. Some of the topics she is interested in are related to home improvement, gardening and cleaning.

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  1. Great tips….and I love your little helpers! So cute!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope to see you back again this week!

    Lisa

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    • Thanks so much Lisa! They are certainly cute helpers. 🙂

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  2. Dear Organic Sunshine,

    This is really important.

    If you don’t want children and pregnant women exposed to MORE radiation from nuclear power plants, etc., then you’d better speak out against a new proposal under consideration by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

    As you may know, children and fetuses/embryos and women are more susceptible to the dangerous effects of radiation; which can cause cancers, miscarriages, mutations, birth defects, etc.

    You see, nuclear power plants release radiation into the air and water during their DAILY operations, and now they want to expose us to even MORE.

    The NRC is also considering allowing EVERYONE to be exposed to as much radiation as a nuclear worker!

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    PLEASE get involved and say “NO MORE RADIATION”

    This really needs a LOUD vocal response against it from those such as yourself who are in a position to educate a lot of mothers about it.

    Here is the link to submit comments, and it also explains it further —>

    https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/23/2015-15441/linear-no-threshold-model-and-standards-for-protection-against-radiation

    And here is a petition regarding this issue:

    https://www.change.org/p/united-states-nuclear-regulatory-commission-protect-children-from-radiation-exposure

    I hope you will choose to not remain silent on this vital matter that can affect YOU, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR FOOD, YOUR WATER, YOUR RAIN, YOUR SNOW…!

    Thank you sincerely.

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