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How to Grow Vegetables with Limited Yard Space

Too many homeowners avoid growing a vegetable garden they desire as they fear they do not have enough yard space. If you have limited yard space, it does not have to hold you back from growing delicious and easy to maintain vegetable plants that you and the entire family enjoys. 

Tips for growing vegetables in small spaces

You should examine your own lawn and determine the best way to make a vegetable garden work. However, there are common tips that should help you get started. The following are four useful tips on how to grow a successful vegetable garden in your yard if you have limited space. 

Grow your vegetables in a pot

One way to combat limited yard space is to grow your vegetables in a pot. Vegetables are able to grow just as well in a pot or another type of container as they are natural soil. In fact, they may even grow better if the pH of your soil is not ideal for vegetables. This allows you to place them wherever you desire and even move them around when necessary. However, it may require more work to keep them alive and healthy, which should include watering them regularly and ensuring your vegetable plants get the nutrients they need. 

Use your yard space efficiently

To get the most out of your yard space, you will also need to carefully plan the areas in which you plant. Of course, this is less of a concern if you use pots and containers as they are easy to move around as you desire. However, if you plan to plant directly into the soil in your yard, you will need to arrange the rows strategically and measure to ensure you do not plant too close to one another as this may cause issues when they begin to grow. 

Choose what you grow wisely

Some vegetable plants require more space to grow adequately. Good vegetable plants to grow in small spaces include: 


  • Tomato plants
  • Radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Pole beans
  • Herbs


Certain plants such as asparagus, brussel sprouts and squash may not grow as well in small gardens as they take up more space. Although certain plants that take up more space are not off-limits, they may limit your ability to grow more vegetables in your lawn or may affect the curbside appeal (see below). 

Consider the aesthetic appeal

As mentioned, the curbside appeal should also be considered when determining how to grow vegetables with limited yard space. Certain vegetable plants look more cluttered, whereas others take up less space and appear neater. Also, arranging the vegetable plants in an organized and neat fashion can help with the aesthetic value of your property and garden. This can also make the cleanup process easier after the growing season comes to an end. 

The bottom line

You can grow vegetables with limited yard space by making optimal use of the space you have, utilizing pots and containers to grow the plants in and choosing the types of vegetables you grow strategically.


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