Interested in growing your very own tiny house garden? On the lookout for help with setting up space for plants in your home (regardless of how tiny your home is)? Wondering what types of fruits and vegetables you can grow in your garden? Sit back and relax, you are about to find out.
Gardening around a tiny house is becoming more popular even if it doesn’t get talked about very much. You just might not be aware that your neighbor has a thriving veggie garden in his backyard.
Whether it’s to use up outdoor space, to keep one’s self busy, clean the air around you, to add beauty to the home, or to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, everyone will agree that tiny house gardening is a good way to save money and use up space.
The question is what if you do not have enough space to start your own garden? What options are there? Below are a few ideas you can choose from and steps for you to follow to get the garden of your dreams.
Set Up Your Space
Two very important things to consider are space and lighting i.e how much space and light you have. These two will determine what kind of plants to grow and what kind of container to grow them in. Places you can use include your balcony, window sill, and even your walls.
Containers to use include mason jars in which you can grow single plants. They can be displayed on the window will or a shelf or mount them on a wall. Shipping pallets can be a great alternative to jars. You can cut them into the desired size and grow one or several plants in them.
Wondering about a source of sunlight? If your home has limited sun exposure, you can purchase hydroponics as they can serve as a good alternative.
VIVOSUN Hydroponic Grow Kit
Herbs are not only fun to cook with adding a burst of flavors to different meals. They are also super easy to grow- even in your own tiny house garden. The only downside with growing herbs is that once they are harvested you have to start all over with the planting as they do of growing back.
A fun thing to do would be to plant several at different times so that you have different herbs at different stages of growth. Remember to water them often but allow time in between waterings for the soil to dry up.
Growing microgreens is always a great idea. This is because very little money, time, and effort are required for doing so. What do you need to grow them? Light, and a shallow container. Some common microgreens include celery, cabbage, peas, radish, lettuce, parsley, and spinach.
LeJoy Garden Seed Sprouter Tray
We all love our tomatoes, don’t we? Served raw, juiced, or used in making different meals, they are a staple in every home. Did you know you could grow your own tomatoes at home and easily too?
If you didn’t know you do. Remember to expose them to about 10 hours of light daily and water them 2-3 times a week.
Garlic greens have a million and one health benefits ranging from those that involve skincare to cancer prevention and of course several dietary benefits. You can plant cloves or seeds in your home and keep them in a sunny spot. Expect a bountiful harvest.
What’s really special about salad greens is that they can be grown in either summer or winter. It is important though to expose them to bright light for about six hours a day. For this reason, putting them on your window sill would be a wise idea.
Mushrooms are excellent sources of selenium, copper, niacin, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamin C, and iron. There are three varieties of mushrooms to choose from- shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, and white button mushrooms.
The first step is to select the type of mushroom you want to plant at home and the next thing is to start planting. Remember that growing mushrooms requires a cool, damp, and dark place. A basement or an unused cabinet or closet may be a good option to use.
Back to the Roots Organic Mini Mushroom Grow Kit
Rich in vitamins and minerals and excellent for several dishes, bell peppers are a great choice for your tiny house garden. It’s usually a good idea to plant them alongside tomatoes, carrots, and basil
A cruciferous vegetable, radishes are rich in folate, fiber, riboflavin, and potassium, copper, vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese, and calcium. Planting it at home is a good idea as they tend to do very well indoors.
Rich in iron, vitamins, and minerals, and protein, green beans are an excellent choice for urban gardening. To grow them, a long and narrow container will be ideal because green beans often grow as vines, and spread out quickly. The best time to plant them is in mid to late spring to ensure the plants get enough sunlight.
Rich in proteins, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, folic acid, and vitamins and minerals. To start your own kale garden, you’ll need a package of kale seeds, some pots, and a light source. It is important to keep the soil damp and ensure the lighting for up to 12 hours a day.
If you have high walls, you may choose to use some of that wall space for your gardening. For this, a regular jar or a big bottle cut in half can be used. Walls will serve as a good alternative for anyone who has the advantage of high walls but minimal room space.
You can get baskets and allow them to hang from sturdy suspension rods. A regular shoe organizer can also be used if you have limited space.
Tiny House Garden Organization
To keep everything neat and organized, it is important to mark all your vegetables. For this, you may choose to use:
- Wooden or metal spoons
- Popsicle sticks
Either of these can be customized to add beauty and spice to your garden.