Click of the Wrist – Small Spaces, Big Yield

How does your garden grow?or does it? If the approaching summer weather is making you yearn for a bigger backyard or even a small square of earth to plant vegetables or herbs, there’s good news: now more than ever, gardening doesn’t require large spaces or even a backyard at all. This week’s links show you how to get a great crop this year, even if all you’ve got is a balcony or windowsill.

For Newbies
If you want to try your hand at container gardening but aren’t sure where to begin, Toronto Green Community’s tip sheet is a good place to start. It covers the basics, including planting, soil, what to plant, when to plant, and more.

Water and Sunshine
No soil? No space? No problem. This Lifehacker article shows you how to grow lettuce, scallions, fennel, and carrot greens, using nothing more than a bowl of water sitting on your windowsill. Even better: if you do it right, the plants will continue growing and yielding week after week!

Reuse, Reuse, Reuse
When gardening in small spaces, there’s no need to go out and buy expensive equipment; hanging shoe racks easily become planters, and old pallets serve as space-saving plant walls. This photo blog links to 40 fantastic ways to repurpose old things into beautiful, vibrant gardens.

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