These 10 gardening methods will help you make the most of your space so that you can grow a large amount of food with the least amount of hassle.
This is the cheapest way to create a garden container and here are the following steps:
Using a utility knife cut off the outer rim of a tire. You should form the flexible “O” and then turn the tire tread inside-out for a smoother outer rim.
If you stack them of one another they can be excellent containers for growing potatoes and many other rooted plants because of the structure that provides a lot of growth room. Also, the black surface is awesome for plants that need warm conditions for growth.
Used tires are also very easy to come by and can be molded into non-circular shapes. It is very hard to recycle used tires which means they usually end up going to waste. By using them in your garden, you are sustainably recycling them.
This method is a combination of soil- based gardening and a hydroponic gardening. Mittlieder Method is a totally easy plan that ensures success in the gardening process everywhere: in the apartment, patio, city yard, country lot or even a farm. It increases the use of space, time and resources by nourishing crops with natural nutrients. And guess what? You don’t need special or expensive equipment.
The achievement of high yield depends on the soil you use for this method. If you want to conserve space you can do that by training crops to grow vertically, as well as by increasing precision of spacing with special markers. Make sure to use good soil if you want this method to succeed. It is important for the fertilizer to be good, so the micro-nutrients will give the best optimal effects on the crops. This method uses centralized watering.
Square Foot Gardening
You can create this method by using a frame and a few dividers. First, create a square box divided into smaller 1 ft x 1 ft squares. This method puts the focus on the number of seeds that can fit in each square ( based on the size of the plant ). Having said that, only 1 tomato plant can fit in a square, while 16 carrot seeds can fit into a square. Check the back of the package of seeds to learn more about the correct space for your crops.
Keyhole gardens are round beds that have an aisle through part of the circle which provides easy access. This method is a combination of the best parts of many different gardening techniques. What the raised beds allow is regulated soil conditions, whereas the compost center can provide nutrients for the soil. Pour water into the compost pile and help yourself to create crops that are more drought resistant.
These types of gardens are very easy to build and can be customized to your own taste, meaning you can add creative designs to your own garden. You can use brick, cinderblock, netting, tree logs, wood scraps, and even thick plastic to create your perfect keyhole garden.
If you don’t want a mess of soil, aquaponics is the best method for you, since it allows growth without the mess of soil. This system is completely organic and it uses the waste from fish in order to nourish plants. Moreover, plants can sit in trays and their bottoms can be hydrated and fertilized by the aquatic ecosystem bellow. You can purchase kits as well. If you have children, this is a great way to spark their curiosity because they will be amazed and attracted by the different types of fish and how they nourish your crops. If you decide for this method, you need to monitor your plants regularly, and test them occasionally
Hanging vessels is all you need for this method. These hanging vessels are typically made out of halved water or soda bottles. They are soil free and contain leafy greens and herbs. The plants grow out of the bottles while an air pump circulates liquid nutrients through each vessel. This method needs a lot of sunlight, but if you happen to live in a darker place, LED lights are also an option.
This method of gardening is ideal for people who live in small spaces with no land to garden on.
Straw Bale Gardening
Straw bale gardening is an amazing way for people who want to produce healthy crops with high yields. The straw in bale gardening collects and distributes moisture and is compostable. Through this technique, your plants will gain nutrients and retain water.
You should lay fabric on the ground in order to prevent weeds from sprouting through the straw. Lay bales side to side as well, and make sure the strings that keep them together are stretching across both sides and not the top. You must soak and fertilize the bales for 2 weeks and make sure they are ready for your crops. Afterwards, you are ready to plant your seedlings.
Soil Bag Gardening
You can start soil bag gardening at any place you want. You simply lay the bag of soil flat, instead of spreading soil into a raised bed. Then, cut off the packaging and expose a window of perfect soil for your plants. After you have done this, plant your seed at the appropriate time.
Soil Bag Gardening allows you to garden wherever you want without the issue of weeds or a lot of preparation.
Lasagna gardening is an easy way to manage your crops properly. This is a good method for people who have a garden that is kind of unkept. It is an easy way to clear unharvested crops, weeds, and dead plants.
All you need to do is compact your weeds and place a buffer on top of them. You can use cardboard boxed, newspapers, straw, manure, leaves, or grass. This will smother the weeds and make you plant a new set of seeds on top.
Ruth Stout No-Work Garden
This one is a similar to lasagna gardening. Keep a thick layer of vegetable mulch on your vegetable and flower gardens. You can use hay, straw, leaves, pine needles, weeds, garbage, and sawdust.When the mulch rots, the soil will become enriched so add more mulch. To prevent mulch from growing, you should start with an area that already has an eight inch layer of mulch.