Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Small Space Gardens

A small kitchen garden, a small raised bed garden, patio containers, assorted planters and pots are all good ways to enjoy small space gardening.

We have a double washtub that we use for a small herb garden on one side and the other side for a salad garden.  It is just as pretty as a pot of flowers.  We love our rain barrel.  It is on our patio near our kitchen garden and our washtubs.  It works well there.  So far with the spring rains that we have had, our rain barrel is full of harvested rain water.

We use our small kitchen garden outside our backdoor, just off of our patio for tomato plants, cucumbers, peppers, a few herbs and a few pretty flowers.

These were simple ways that we have planned, planted and harvested our little kitchen garden in past years.  This year will be much the same.

It is nice to keep our garden plans simple as we enjoy fresh produce, fresh herbs and pretty flowers without spending all of our time in our yard and garden.

We also have a small raised bed that sits along the fence in our backyard, close by our garden shed and our compost bin.  This little space has our windmill and an old fashioned hand water pump to add a little country charm.  Plans are being made as to what we want to plant in that little garden bed.

We also have a rustic homemade wooden planter in our front yard that our son made.  We too are working on plans as to what we want to plant in there.  We have our birdbath close to this flower bed.  We plan to use this flower garden to bring in song birds and hummingbirds.

We like to spend time on our front porch or our patio.  We enjoy fresh from our garden foods to put on our kitchen table.  We also like to pick a pretty bouquet of fresh flowers to pretty up our kitchen table or to put on our front porch table.

Such sweet pleasures and simple blessings.


  1. I have always wanted a small kitchen garden. Maybe this is the year! ;) Have a Happy Easter, Teri!

  2. So sweet! Thank you for the reminder to keep it simple!!

  3. Gardening is so enjoyable. I loved reading how you and your husband have planned what you want and where the best place would be for each one. I especially like the idea of harvesting rain water with a barrel. That is something that we've not done before, but I have a cousin who does it and uses the rain water for her flowers and garden.

    Here at our home my husband takes care of the vegetable garden and I do the flower beds. He has several raised beds and the last few years he tilled up a part of the backyard for garden space as well. I do a lot of canning and freezing with the abundance. We plan what we actually need and that is what he plants. We love the fresh produce, too!

  4. Your garden sounds lovely, Teri. I have one large pot that is filled only with herbs that can be put in tea, like mint and lemon verbena. This is the one I use the most, picking a few leaves of each every day to put in the pot.

  5. Hi Teri, Your yard sounds delightful. So happy your rain barrel is full this spring. I love to smell fresh herbs! You will have to let us know what plants you choose for the box your son made. I wish you a blessed Easter.