DIY Small Space Garden Design Ideas

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

Got Your Gardening Seeds?

This past weekend here in East Tennessee was sunny, bright, and in the 60’s!  So, I decided to head outside and see what needed to be done in my backyard garden.  This is what awaited me.   🙂

 

Winter Garden

 

Scary I know, but I can’t tell you how excited I am to put a little green thumb power into these raised bed gardens, add some seeds, and watch them come alive again this upcoming season!  By the way, I have to ask, “Have You Got Your Seeds Yet”?  If not, now is the time to buy and save some money by starting some of your seeds indoors.  If you need some help in which seeds to buy, I suggest that you click on over to a really cool place that specializes in Organic, Non-GMO seeds called SeedsNow.com.

 

Not only does SeedsNow.com share in some savings with their .99 cents seed sample packs, but they are loaded with gardening tips, videos, and grow guides for all levels of gardening buffs, from beginners to advanced.   

NEW  SEED SAMPLER PACKS    0.99 PK

Here are some other super variety seed packs that are already put together for you to grow below:

Green Variety Seed Pack

 
Here’s the perfect way to get some greens growing in your garden this season.  Again, these seeds are all organic & Non-GMO, so for only $14.99 it’s a super price.    
 
 
Herbal Medicine Bank Seed Kit
 
 
 
Many people are starting to grow their own herbal gardens and taking advantage of these plants healing powers, and if you want to learn more about herbs, please check out this book called:
 
Your Backyard Herb Garden  A Gardener s Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking  Crafts  Companion Planting and More 
Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More  
 
 
 
Garen In A Pail
 
 
 
And finally …if your limited on time & space or want to give the perfect gift to the gardener in your life, this Garden In a Pail tomato kit is just what you need.  It’s only $29.99 and ready to grow.  
 
 

HAPPY GARDENING ALL!

 
 
 
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, and I hope you take the plunge and become a gardening green thumb!    :-)
 
 
 

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.

 

 

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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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