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I want to get into gardening, but don't have the space?



Even if you don't have a traditional garden space, there are still plenty of ways to get into gardening. Here are some ideas for gardening in limited space:


  1. Container Gardening:

  • Use pots, containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes to grow plants on balconies, patios, or even windowsills.

  • Choose compact or dwarf varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are well-suited for container gardening.

  1. Vertical Gardening:

  • Utilize vertical space by installing wall-mounted planters or vertical garden systems.

  • Grow vining plants like tomatoes, beans, or peas on trellises or vertical supports.

  1. Indoor Gardening:

  • Grow herbs, small vegetables, or even dwarf fruit trees indoors.

  • Use windowsills, shelves, or dedicated indoor gardening kits.

  1. Community Gardens:

  • Check if there are community gardens in your area where you can rent a small plot.

  • Community gardens provide an opportunity to socialize with other gardeners and share knowledge.

  • Check local community centers or gardening clubs for information.

  1. Guerrilla Gardening:

  • Identify unused or neglected public spaces and plant flowers or small plants (with permission if necessary).

  • Be mindful of local regulations and seek permission when required.

  1. Indoor Hydroponics:

  • Explore indoor hydroponic systems to grow plants without soil.

  • These systems are space-efficient and can be set up on countertops or in small dedicated spaces.

  1. Window Farms:

  • Create a "window farm" by suspending containers from your window with a system that allows water to trickle down from one container to the next.

  1. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):

  • Consider joining a local CSA where you can receive a share of fresh produce from a local farm without having to manage the gardening yourself.

  1. Participate in Gardening Events:

  • Attend gardening workshops, events, or classes in your community to learn more about gardening, even if you don't have a personal garden space.

Join the Growing Greenwich community and meet up regularly to share the love of everything green. For any enquiries, email Kevin@gcda.org.uk to see how you can get involved.


Remember that gardening can be adapted to various spaces, and even small-scale gardening can provide a sense of connection to nature and the satisfaction of growing your own plants. Start with a small project and gradually expand as you gain experience and confidence.

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