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When I first bought my home over 10 years ago, the last thing I thought about was putting a garden in the back yard.  In fact, the majority of my yard is a huge concrete patio, which at the time was great, because it meant less grass to cut!  🙂  But, over the years, the gardening bug had gotten a hold of me, and with the help of my hubby, I found some super DIY small space garden design ideas, that have brought a fully functional garden into my backyard.  Below is a timeline of my garden design ideas, which I hope will inspire some of you to also become a fellow green thumb and make “growing your own” a part of your lifestyle.  Gardening has helped my family and I afford fresh produce, which not only tastes the best, but is a great way to stay healthy for less.

    

Patio Backyard

 

 

My very first year of gardening, I bought some huge planters and grew some tomatoes, green peppers, and herbs.  Seriously, it couldn’t get any easier, but I wanted to grow more, so that I could can my garden goodies for the winter months.  So, the following year my hubby and I took advantage of some flat area space right behind my house, and we built three raised bed gardens.

Raised Garden Beds

 

We also added some wooden trellises to the ends of our raised garden beds, which allowed us to grow vertically and add more veggies such as beans, cucumbers, and squash.

 

Garden Beds

Below, are some ways that we found ways to grow veggies and herbs on our patio.  First up, is our pallet beds.

Pallet Beds

A friend of mine found this huge pallet box on the side of the road, and I converted it into another planter, it’s below my DIY herb planter.  Check out the swiss chard that grows like crazy in it.   🙂

Swiss Chard

And finally, I wanted a way to walk right outside by back door and add fresh oregano, basil, mint, cilantro, or dill to my daily meals.   So, we built a DIY Herb Planter.

 

Herb Planter Decor

DIY Herb Planter Shelf

 

 

I hope that you can see how much fun gardening can be, and if you would like to see what has come out of my garden click here


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New FREE Garden Design Class!

I just took a new, FREE online mini-class called, “Transform Your Garden Design” from Craftsy.   I’m not going to tell you all the super ideas that Rebecca Sweet shares, but if you feel like you need some guidance in taking your garden design to the next level this class is for you.  

 

Transform Your Garden Design

 

 

 

For Free You Get:

  • 4 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including lists of recommended plants
  • More than an hour of close-up instruction
  • Answers from your fellow students in our virtual classroom

 

So, sign up now and check out what other FREE mini-classes are available, including stamping, woodworking, and crocheting to name just a few.

 

Just so ya know that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course.  Thank you for your support!!    :-)



 


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