Want to garden but don’t have the time or space?


If you’re like me, then the idea of gardening is incredibly alluring. But the reality of gardening is that it takes a lot of time and space. It’s not something that lends itself to being done in small spaces or with little time on your hands. So if you dream of being a gardener but don’t have the time or space to make it happen? Well, I have good news for you! There are some ways around this problem (so long as your definition of “gardening” is broad).

Community Gardens

Community gardens are shared spaces, often in urban areas where land is limited. They’re a great way to get to know your neighbors and share resources. Many community gardens offer classes on gardening skills and volunteer opportunities for people who want to help out with maintenance of the space.

Community gardens can be used as an outdoor gym, providing exercise while you tend to your garden plot! No matter what size or shape, these public green spaces provide fresh produce that’s always at hand during the growing season—and sometimes even beyond.

Container Gardening

The first thing you’ll need to do is decide on the type of container and size. Containers come in all shapes and sizes—from plastic, to metal, to ceramic, to wood. The material you choose depends on several factors: the weather where you live (metal and plastic are better suited for cold weather), what kind of soil your plants prefer (wooden containers work well with acidic soils), how much weight the container can hold without buckling or cracking (ceramic containers are often more lightweight than other materials), and how much money you’re willing to spend on it.

Once you’ve picked out a good fit, it’s time to plant! Most plants will do fine if they’re kept indoors during winter months; however, some may require extra care such as moving outdoors during warmer months or adding water throughout those times when there aren’t any rain showers available nearby. To make sure everything stays healthy inside these little containers – whether they’re made out of plastic or glass – keep them watered regularly so that their roots don’t dry up completely (this will cause them stress). If possible try watering before bedtime so that by morning there won’t be any moisture left behind from condensation which can cause mold growth instead.”

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw Bale Gardening is a great way to garden in small spaces.

Straw bale gardening is a method of growing vegetables, fruit and flowers in large bales made from straw or other cellulose materials such as paper pulp or compressed sawdust. The bales are typically placed on top of the ground, but they can also be stacked on top of each other in raised beds. They have been used since ancient times to improve soil fertility and reduce erosion, but they are also known as an effective means for growing crops year-round in cold climates.

Straw Bale Gardening allows you to grow practically anything that grows above ground!

Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, plastic and fabric. Because they’re up off the ground, they provide excellent drainage and are not prone to mold or mildew growth. Vertical gardens are great for small spaces but can also be incorporated into larger outdoor areas or even indoor spaces such as apartments with limited space.

Vertical gardens can be used for growing food crops like tomatoes or herbs such as basil (which are great for making pesto!). They’re also perfect for creating pretty floral arrangements that will brighten any room in your home.

Living Walls

Living walls are a great way to add color and life to a space. A living wall is also easy to maintain, so you won’t have to worry about watering it. Living walls can be used indoors or outdoors, and they’re perfect for growing food or flowers!

You can make your own living wall by purchasing a kit that comes with everything you need—including the plants themselves—or by making one yourself with materials found at your local hardware store. If you want something fancier than the standard planter box look-and-feel (and who doesn’t?), there are plenty of other options out there too: Try using reclaimed wood or repurposed pallets as platforms for your plants; hang baskets are also very popular among home gardeners these days!

Edible Landscaping

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate edibles into your garden without taking up too much space, consider edible landscaping. Edible plants can be used in a variety of ways:

  • Create an edible wildlife garden using perennial plants that attract bees, butterflies and birds. These are usually the most attractive and productive ones. You’ll also want to make sure that there is plenty of nectar-producing flowers around during their peak season so they have something to eat when they’re breeding or migrating.
  • Grow plants like amaranth or lamb’s quarters for ground cover for birds such as quail and pheasants (they will also eat them). If you have fruit trees nearby but no berries growing naturally on them yet because they need more time than fall planted trees will produce fruit at this point next year (which means no fruit until 2021), consider planting some elderberry bushes nearby as well – these can grow very quickly! Once established they’ll produce delicious berries all summer long which provide excellent food sources not only for humans but also many types of wildlife including birds who love eating elderberries too!

Start a business with your garden!

One of the best things about starting a garden business is that you can do it in your spare time and with a small amount of effort. The space you need to grow your plants will be minimal, as well! All in all, starting a business with your garden is an excellent way to make money while being environmentally-friendly.

You can still be a gardener in small spaces with little time.

You don’t need a lot of space to garden. In fact, you can grow some of your favorite vegetables in containers on your porch or patio.

You don’t need a lot of time to garden either. Just start off small and work your way up as you become more comfortable with the process—and let’s be real: gardening is never completely done! Some seeds will germinate faster than others, so if one plant seems sluggish, just keep planting new ones until they’re all sprouting.


So, if you’re looking for a way to get into gardening but don’t have the space or the time to do it, there are plenty of options available. The important thing is to find what works for you and start there! The hardest part is just getting started—after that, everything else will come naturally.

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