One-tenth of an acre in Los Angeles may not sound like enough space for an urban homestead, but vertical garden design and intensive planting make for surprising yields.
Grow vining crops with long runners, such as spaghetti squash and watermelon, vertically to make the best use of a small urban homestead. A cute chicken coop can become the focal point of the garden.
Illustration by Elayne Sears
Theresa's urban homestead garden plan makes use of vertical garden design to maximize the growing potential of the small space.
Illustration by Mary Ellen Carsley
In "Groundbreaking Food Gardens," Niki Jabbour brings together 73 edible gardening designs from horticulturists, community gardeners, bloggers and print writers, television and radio hosts and other professional gardeners, with plans ranging from beginner container gardens to intensive food production plots.