Space saving tips for big gardens? Yes, you read that right. A garden can never accommodate every gardening fantasy. Got big garden plans this year? There's always some “new to you” heirloom to squeeze in. Then there's that whole winter seed ordering binge you went on. Where on earth are you going to plant them all? Plus, you simply have to try some small space techniques for the cool factor.
Whatever the reason, using super small garden techniques in your super huge garden allows you to take full advantage of all that available space.
Got big rows to hoe?
It's awesome that you have all that space. As for the work load, you could make it easier and more compact by using space saving step gardens instead. Maximize space in your big garden by planting up and up, and up again, rather than going long. This technique also keeps produce within reach for less back strain.
Do you have a square to spare?
Square foot vegetable gardening is often used in tiny urban backyards. Careful, purposeful methods allow the maximum amount of veggies in minimal space. Plus, weeds have nowhere to grow. The veggies take up all the room. Why not incorporate square foot gardening into your larger space? You could double or even triple your food volume without all the hassle.
Avoid garden sprawl.
Creeping plants like squash and pumpkins take up a lot of acreage. That leaves less room for less invasive produce. Forget conventional methods. Build a sturdy frame for big vine veggies to creep up. Don't look now, but your big garden just got much bigger.
Teepees are terrific.
Smaller vines grow well in rows. They also take up valuable space. Try building tall teepees for peas, beans and other small creepers. They make great hideouts for kids to play in while you garden. Plus, you can plant them periodically throughout the season. The harvest is seemingly endless.
No more room in the ground? Hang it up.
Shepherds hooks allow you to hang upside down tomatoes above shorter plants in the big garden. The tomatoes serve double duty as shade for veggies like lettuce that don't tolerate hot summer sun. Planting basil under caged tomatoes works too. Plus, it gives tomatoes a unique flavor.
You get the idea
Just about any space saving technique can be used in a big garden. Why not make your big garden even bigger by using clever tips for smaller spaces?