Hello, Guys, you want to optimize your garden to get the maximum from your garden so you must learn from Lindsay, She is Expert in Garden Managment. So let’s Ask her Some Questions about how she manages her Garden.
Please tell us how big your house or garden is? And tell us about your self.
What type of plants you have in your garden?
How you manage to grow that much plant in small area.
Please provide 5 tips for space optimisation.
- Trellis everything to send it growing vertically. Use anything you have or can get for free, it doesn’t need to be fancy. I used cheap wood material from the hardware store, bamboo poles and $2 metal cages. It keeps thing neater and allows you to squeeze in more plants.
- Use containers…I ran out of ground space so I started planting in containers. I am growing 50+ strawberry plants in 5 square feet, instead of having a 50 ft bed on the ground.
- Prune aggressively! I pruned my plants for good airflow and to keep them inside their cages or support structures. I didn’t allow any of the plants to spill over and start taking space from their neighbor…it also helps stop smaller plants from being shaded out by the bigger ones.
- Be proactive with pest and disease management. Pests and diseases spread very quickly and easily in a high density garden, so make sure you walk your garden every day and keep your eyes peeled for issues. Organic pest control solutions work best as preventative measures so research organic pest control methods that work best in your area.
What is your favorite gardening pot and where do you get them from or any DIY?
Lindsay – My favorite garden pot is whichever ones work best! I have my strawberry plants potted in laundry baskets and it’s working out fabulously! I didn’t even have to buy them, I already had them in my house. For the rest of my container garden, I have used 17-gallon tubs, they are sold at any hardware store as “utility tubs” for about $5. I used a drill with a large bit to drill tons of holes in the bottom for drainage. Pre-drilled pots of that size are very expensive, $30 or more so I was able to save a lot of $$ by drilling the holes myself.
Pictures from Lindsay’s Garden
Overall, my first-year garden has been a great success and a very satisfying experience. I’ve learned everything by watching youtube videos and asking questions to other gardeners online. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions, I have found that everyone is very nice and loves to share info!