Growing in small spaces

Whether you’re on the waiting list for an allotment and want to get growing in a few pots while you wait, or just want to make the most of your little town garden, we’ve got a few tips for you.

  1. Choose smaller plants that can be planted close together
    Wild Rocket, lettuces, spring onions, beetroots and carrots can be planted nice and close, so you’ll be able to fit far more into your plot.
  2. Choose plants that provide a longer crop 
    Cut & Come again leaves and fruiting vegetables like beans, peas and tomatoes that you can harvest from regularly for many weeks will give you more to eat from a single plant.
  3. Look for dwarf and bush varieties
    We have lots of dwarf bean varieties available which take up far less space than climbers. Likewise, we have bush tomatoes that can be grown in hanging baskets or pots without taking up too much space.
  4. Grow vertically
    Make the most of walls with hanging planters – these are great for herbs and salads. Or you could put up a trellis to enable you to train courgettes and squashes up the wall.
  5. Use suitable pots and containers
    You can grow almost anything in pots and containers, but make sure that they are the right size (particularly depth) for the plants that you are growing – some plants have shallower roots than others etc.

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