Gallery: DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

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Many people bemoan the fact that they can’t grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small areas as long as they get a bit of direct sun. Hell, you can even grow things indoors under a lamp, but there’s something special about plucking your own food from a stalk that’s been sitting in summer sunshine all day. In any case, whether you have a little concrete slab behind your house, a fire escape outside your window, or even a tiny balcony, your urban garden can be a veritable Eden of fresh, healthy, home-grown vegetables, and herbs.

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  1. prik August 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

    hey, nice post, have you seen the vertical garden tube.

  2. Lana Winter-Hébert June 5, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Hi Donni,
    Right now I have a trellis full of green beans crawling up an interior wall, and big pots of lettuce and arugula as well, so yes, you can absolutely grow them indoors!

    You just need an interior space that gets a lot of sunshine over the course of the day, and make sure to water everything regularly.

  3. donni May 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I love your lettuce ball and I’m wondering how you began. Would something like this be ok to grow indoors??

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