Tips For Small Property Gardening


Tobias WhitakerUpon first glance, limited gardening space can seem like an insurmountable obstacle in regards to mass food production, but, with a little creativity, it is far easier than one may imagine to produce reliable crops. These are just a few of the tricks that our family has been using for nearly a decade on 1/16th of an acre to grow healthy and delicious food for our family.

Golden Purslane/ Is a healthy ground cover 

Golden Purslane makes a healthy ground cover.

Companion planting has been instrumental in our success. For example, when we plant our carrot seed we also sprinkle French breakfast radish seeds among the planting. With a maturity rate of about 25 days, the radish is ready for harvest far earlier than the carrot so instead of thinning the carrot patch and dispatching a useless product, we are giving the carrots much needed space while putting a garden-fresh item on our plates. Then later in the season when the carrots are ready for harvest, we plant another group of radishes for a fall harvest thus maximizing our small space.

Border Planting/ Pea Patch and Chamomile  

Border planting with a pea patch and Chamomile.

3/1/2015 9:53:48 PM

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1/30/2015 10:06:34 AM

Tobias, your management of space is remarkable. I ran some calculations on just how big 1/16 of an acre would be in square feet. It would be 2722.5 square feet which equates to about a 50 by 50 foot square garden. Now I don't expect that you have a square garden but it puts a better image in my mind. My main garden at a location away from my house is 60 by 60 with room for expansion. My neighbor where I live has a 30 by 30 spot that is part of the same property of mine and he has Asparagus and likes to plant potatoes every year. There's room for expansion on that area as well. I have another property that is 40 X 60 feet that's so far undeveloped and an eight by 40 garden area with four raised beds and a rain catch watering system in place. It's all been a work in progress over the last five years. I'm looking forward to reading more about your more harvest from less space techniques through companion planting. ***** Have a great day in the garden or planning this year's garden.

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