How to optimize the space of your vegetable garden?
Do you have limited land for your vegetable garden and would you like to grow more fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs? There are many solutions to optimize the space of your vegetable garden. Discover all our tips for enjoying fresh products directly at home, even with little space.
Choose the ideal location for your vegetable garden
Here are some rules to follow to find the ideal location for your vegetable garden when you are short of space.
A vegetable garden in the light, near his place of life
If you own a garden, we advise you to place your vegetable garden near your house or apartment. You will be able to more easily water, maintain and harvest your fruits and vegetables.
Both indoors and outdoors, plants need natural light . If you don't have southern exposure, don't worry! Your plants do not need to be exposed to the sun all day. Spending a few hours in the shade will even be beneficial for some varieties.
A sheltered space for your vegetable garden
In the garden, be sure to shelter your vegetable garden . Bad weather, whether wind, frost or rain, can endanger your plantations and be the cause of poor harvests. In winter, you will need to prepare the soil and the necessary equipment to protect your plots. The quality of the soil in your vegetable garden is also an important element. Even if your land can be improved with potting soil, fertilizer and some amendments, you still need to favor soil in which you can easily sow your seeds or seedlings.
With an indoor vegetable garden like the Potager Liv , these constraints no longer exist: your crops are protected, and the automated system provides them with the necessary water and nutrient supply.
Arrange the space of your vegetable garden
Many solutions allow you to optimize the space of your vegetable garden, indoors or outdoors.
A vertical vegetable garden
Why not explore overhead or suspended cultures ? On a fence, on a wall or on a wooden panel, it is possible to grow climbing varieties . By sowing them directly in your vegetable garden, these plants will quickly invade it. This system is very suitable for beans and small-fruited species such as raspberries and strawberries.
In an apartment, you can make your own vertical vegetable garden, with pots or trellises. An original and practical choice for growing invasive plants such as mint for example.
If you don't have a wall available, create height by separating your plants with wooden planters . Their edges will be perfect for growing dwarf plants and aromatic herbs that take up little space .
Varied and more compact crops
In order not to waste space in your vegetable garden, you can grow different types of plants on the same plot or the same row of crops. We advise you to alternate between a low culture and a high culture, a short cycle culture and a long cycle culture... to grow more varieties and easier access to each of the plants.
With a limited vegetable garden area, choose to plant already sown clods or seedlings. Unlike seeds planted directly in the ground, they will be less invasive. The roots will indeed be less; and thus weeding much simpler and faster!
Designed for indoor gardening, the Liv Vegetable Garden Cultivation Clods are made from organic seeds, nutrients and plant fibres. They will allow you to taste aromatic herbs, fruits and vegetables in abundance, all year round.
Choose the right varieties for your vegetable garden
Simple, fast-growing varieties
To optimize the space of your vegetable garden, we advise you to plant varieties of fruits and vegetables with short growth cycles . Among the productive vegetables, we find cabbage, spinach or pumpkins.
Sow and grow varieties that are easy to grow . Avoid fruits or vegetables with completely different water and sun needs than the rest of your plants! Tomatoes, beans, and radishes are among the easy-to-grow varieties.
To take advantage of the surface area of your vegetable garden, it is recommended to avoid overly bulky varieties such as squash or asparagus. Give preference to the cultivation of dwarf varieties and herbs!
With the Vegetable Garden Liv, you can grow up to 16 varieties of aromatic herbs, mini fruits and vegetables simultaneously . An ideal solution for those who have limited space for their vegetable garden and want to grow fresh fruit and vegetables all year round!