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SPY Guide: 7 Ways To Grow Your Garden In Small Spaces

* Easy ways to start growing your garden in a backyard or indoor space
* Great for those who don’t have the space but still love to flex their green thumbs
* Includes wall-hanging, countertop and bottle-bound options

There are few things more rewarding than growing your own plants. Creating your own food or producing beautiful flowers is an easy way to brighten a day and put a smile on your face. It can, however, be a task that’s extremely difficult with a lack of functional space. Perhaps you live in an apartment in a city, or even if you have a backyard, it’s been claimed as a kids’ play area. You might feel that gardening is an impossibility.

However, with the right set up and approach, it is possible to express your green thumb, even in the tightest of spaces. Whether it’s a balcony, patio or simply the walls around your garden, these space-saving garden ideas will allow you to enjoy all of the rewards of growing your own plants in spring or summer without giving up all the outside room you have.

Here’s what to get.

1. ASOON 7 Gallon Vegetable Planter Bag

Create your own crop of root vegetables with this built-for-purpose planter bag. The PE material gives your plants better breathing room than normal plastic planters. In turn, this helps to produce healthier and greater crop yields. Each bag can hold around 6 potato plants and also features a handy access flap that lets you farm your crop without having to touch the plant above. Plus, the small size is ideal for countertop use and can be used for growing potatoes, carrots, onions and other root vegetables.

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2. Mkono Macrame Hanging Planter

The Mkono Macrame Hanging Planter allows you to add a hint of green to your home while also adding vintage-inspired decorations. These beautiful pieces have handcrafted macrame patterning. Add a pot and plant to the hangers to create a focal point. In addition, these planters are easily hung from ceilings, walls and windows, and the durable cotton and wooden beading makes them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.


3. Meiwo 7 Pocket Vertical Garden Wall Planter

With 7 individual layers of plant-growing space, this Meiwo wall planter provides plenty of room to grow a range of flowers, vegetables and more. The hanger is made from a felt cloth that’s both rugged and durable, and its hanging design is ideal for saving floor space. Furthermore, the intelligent design means you can hang it on the back of a door or arrange it around your lawn without filling another space. The planter also makes watering your plants easy, as the water drips down the planter instead of escaping elsewhere as with many floor styles.


4. Urban Leaf – World’s Smallest Garden

If you’ve always felt that a working garden needs to look more functional than beautiful, it’s worth checking out the World’s Smallest Gardens. With a colorful appearance, these stylish bottles actually contain everything your plant needs to grow healthily. Plus, they’re simple to master, which makes them great for any non-green thumbed friends. The process just requires adding water, the included “garden,” the seeds you’d like to grow and a dose of sunlight.

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5. 5 Tier Stackable Planter

Instead of working horizontally, why not try working up? These stackable planters do just that. Their clever design also means that when you water them, you only need to put water into the top one. Then the connected planters permit the water to move between them. The tower structure is great for lots of different plants and boasts 20 individual planting locations. Herbs, flowers and succulents are work well as do plants that like to spread out, like strawberries. And, along with the 5 pots, you’ll also find a bottom drip tray included in your order to ensure that your water doesn’t spill out everywhere.  


6. Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter

You may think you know how to grow tomatoes, but the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter is here is turn everything you know on its head – including the planter you use to grow them. Rather than growing tomatoes in a more traditional, off-the-ground sense, this fun planter hangs with the tomato plant trailing down from the underside. Ideal for patios, balconies and terraces, the Topsy Turvy Planter means there’s none of the usual weed removal issues and also makes harvesting as simple as standing up and picking the ripened fruits of the plant.

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7. Worth Garden Self Watering Vertical Wall Hangers

The Worth Garden Vertical Wall Hangers boast a self-watering system that means you don’t have to worry about watering your plants as frequently as you do with most planters. The planter is made up of 12 modular pots, each containing 3 pockets. These get joined together to make a completed wall. In addition, the Worth Garden is made from a durable material, which makes the planter suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

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