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Small Space Gardening | Make the Most of a Small Space

If you want it all but don’t have the room, follow these three steps

Fine Gardening - Issue 134

It’s been said that you can tell a lot about people by their gardens. I think mine says that my life is full and varied. As a certified plantaholic, I yearn for 2 acres with large, sweeping beds and borders and some vegetable and cutting gardens. But having only a small city lot (40 feet wide and 100 feet long) as my canvas, I’ve had to come up with some creative ways to get the most out of my space. I’m not really greedy—my only wish is to have one of everything.

My initial step was to look at every imaginable part of my property as a potential spot for a garden. I then had to figure out a way to deal with some conditional drawbacks that often plague small spaces, like heavy root competition. And finally, I decided not to give up on outdoor entertaining areas—just reconfigure them.…

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