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How to Grow a lot of Food in a Small Garden – 9 EZ tips

Here are nine easy tips for growing more food in a small garden:

1) Grow in Beds, not Rows
2) Optimize Spacing between Beds and Plants
3) Grow Vertically
4) Succession Planting
5) Interplanting
6) Grow in the Shade
7) Grow Edible Plants in the Front Yard
8) Grow Microgreens
9) Grow in Pots & Containers

Ideas from viewers

1) Interplant sweet peas with sunchokes. The sweet peas fix nitrogen, the sunchokes act as trellises for the peas, and both attract beneficial insects.
2) 3 sisters garden
3) Grow dwarf trees and plant shade tolerant crops underneath
4) Grow in window boxes
5) Optimize use of space by growing food you like the most

OYR is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.

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46 COMMENTS

  1. I know it's a hard n every days work. It's my long times dream to have a fruits and vegitables garden, one day Inshaallah my dreams will come true. Urs came congrats on that's. Go green💚

  2. Cool Garden Brother!!! Just liked and subbed ya!! I made my first video today, and am super excited to share. If ya have time, i hope ya can take a gander.
    peAce from Sunrise Gardens!!! 😀

  3. I like changing the world one garden at a time. I live in a rural area so space is not a limiting factor. Many plant roots will use more space that the raised beds give. I've pulled tomato plants in the fall with roots more than three feet long. We have fields near our garden where we can cut mulch in the spring and in the fall we broadcast winter rye and hairy vetch on top of whats left of the mulch. In the spring if the rye is 70% pollen shedding it will not come back if you cut it. This no till system encourages the soil food web – see "Teaming with Microbes". I find that with winter squash they like to root along the vine so going vertical would preclude this which helps with squash bore and squash bug attacks. Maybe if you gave your potatoes more space they would get a little bit bigger. Thanks for the video. My comments are just to dialogue. I've seen many different garden methods and they all work if the gardener loves their garden.

  4. Hei, it is excellent to note all the tips. I do really appreciate the words you apprehended as " for the benefit of all "….
    It shows your vested interest on public interest, welfare of all and social concern. *THANK YOU*

  5. Hi! I have one really cute tip!! I saw once in a magazine; someone built a boxy sort of garden bench out of leftover pallets and included planters around the back & arms of the bench. They also used wooden supports to build a planting box overhead of the bench almost like an awning where they were able to then grow both shady and full-sun plants. It was especially magical because they planted vine-y crawling plants on the awning which cascaded down the back and both sides for a shady private spot to read a book or relax in your garden swoon
    Also; Rooftop Gardening!? Can anything edible be grown in one of those?

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