Small Garden Design Ideas
Tiered pots stacked vertically maximise space and sunlight. They are planted with strawberries cascading down the sides. A raised vegetable garden is planted with trellised tomatoes, capsicum and eggplant (same plant family 'Solanaceae' so easy for crop rotation) along with sunflowers and a variety of sun loving herbs.
A Herb Spiral is a Permaculture garden design for growing more food (herbs, flowers, berries and vegetables) in a small vertical space. It maximises planting room while creating a variety of microclimates from dry and sunny to moist and shady. Learn more how to DIY your own Herb Spiral with this free tutorial: https://themicrogardener.com/4-step-guide-to-building-a-herb-spiral/
Kitchen garden based on Permaculture principles. This design incorporates a herb spiral as a garden feature that maximises vertical space, with more room for planting in a curved area. A tepee structure for climbers increases growing space and adds visual interest. Vegetables in contrasting colours look beautiful in rows and bark retaining edging adds texture. A food forest along the back wall features Japanese plum, pineapple guava, Chilean wintergreen, blueberries and native plants.
An edible garden should contain a mix of companion plants that include flowers for beauty, fragrance, pest repellent properties, medicinal value, free seeds, nectar and pollen for beneficial insects and pollinators and of course cut blooms for indoors. Some flowers are also edible. Many vegetables and herbs also flower and provide double duty as food as well as these other benefits. Learn more in this article with 13 Reasons to Grow Flowers in Your Vegetable Garden. https://themicrogardener.com/13-benefits-of-growing-flowers-in-your-vegetable-garden/
Curved pathways and garden beds create visual interest, nooks to sit and enjoy the sensory aspects and are features in themselves. Curved edges also increase the available planting area and draw the eye through the space. Learn more about creating your own inspiring small garden space in this article. https://themicrogardener.com/inspiring-small-garden-spaces/
A rustic bench seat provides a focal point in the garden design as well as a practical place to sit under a fruit tree and enjoy the sensory aspects of this edible oasis. Learn more about creating your own inspiring small garden space in this article. https://themicrogardener.com/inspiring-small-garden-spaces/