Small Space Gardening Essentials

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Yearn to garden, but hesitate because of your outdoor space is teeny tiny?  Take heart. Small space gardening essentials like these will get you on the right path whether you want to grow food or flowers.

This elevated planter doesn't take up much room, making it a perfect small space gardening essential.
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Americans are gardening with gusto. Six million of us try it for the first time in recent months, according to the National Gardening Association. Dig into the trend with the VegTrug™ Mini Wallhugger Planter.  This elevated planter has a removable greenhouse cover so you can garden year-round. Sized right for a small patio or balcony, this small space gardening essential holds up to 60 quarts of soil. $99.95.

Small space gardening essentials like this vertical planter use a very small footprint.
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Aptly named, the Vertical GRO System transforms otherwise wasted wall space into a skyward garden. Handmade in the USA of unfinished western red cedar that’s naturally rot and insect resistant, this 5-foot high system has four movable wooden planter boxes (with plastic liner tubs) that can be hung at any height for a custom look, a drip irrigation system that connects to a water hose and four caster wheels that make the whole thing easy to move about.  Worth the investment at $329.95.

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Container gardening is a hot trend but vine plants like tomatoes and beans require support. The Handmade Willow Cloche delivers that in a pretty and practical way.  And because each cloche is crafted by hand of natural willow twigs, no two are alike which adds to their charm.  Three sizes—$24.95-$44.95.

Tote style planters are the perfect size for small space gardening.
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The unique tote bag shape of G.F. Italia Pop Planters adds a touch of runway style to any garden and look great when filled with plants that flower. Made of durable polypropylene, these popsicle bright planters feature pop out indentions that create drainage holes, plus sturdy handles that enable them to be easily moved when filled. Two sizes and three colors—$10.95-$17.95.


If all you want to grow are a few herbs like chives, oregano or peppermint, these striking majolica-inspired Tulip pots should suffice. And because they’re made of cement, they should also stand their ground even in the most blustery breeze.  Five sizes— $9.60-$62.40.

These colorful, illuminated globes are sized right for small space gardening.

Every garden, large or small, benefits from artful focal points that create contrast and architectural interest. Clay Lighted Globes  are made of colorful polymer clay molded over glass, are powered by three AA batteries and be used in covered outdoor spaces. In two sizes—$35- $45. Or set of 2—$69.

With home-grown food, there’s no question about the conditions in which it was grown or what chemicals were used. Plus, nothing tastes quite as good.  No matter how small your outdoor space is, smartly designed products like these can help you garden on and enjoy the harvest that’s to come.