A DIY Garden for Small Space Living

According to Michelle Slatalla, editor of Gardenista, vegetables can thrive in wine boxes or in other crates if you follow a few simple steps. Here are some tips and tools to help get you started. For the full story, visit Remodelista. (All photos via LLH Designs, except where noted.)

Above: Houston-based gardener Linsey Hasenbank’s DIY salad garden, ready to harvest. For instructions on how to make your own, visit LLH Designs.

Above: If you want to grow salad from seed, consider the Leafy Greens Mix. It includes lacinato kale, red Russian kale, Osaka purple, red giant mustard, ruby streaks, tatsoi, and ruby red chard; $2 from Fire Escape Farms.

Above: The vegetables are almost ready to plant.

Above: Free pot-bound roots with a Buck Revel Folding Knife; $21.46 from Amazon.

Above: Gardening gloves made of washable goatskin; The Pallina Gloves cinch at the wrist to keep dirt out; prices range from $40 to $45.

For the complete story, visit Remodelista.

If you’re looking for more homegrown inspiration, you may also enjoy Outdoor/Indoor at The Fat Radish in NYCA Grass Roof Grows in the City and Living La Vida Local.


Dale Overall

Container gardening is easy and one can grow many things whether one uses wine boxes or large pots.
We really did not need links or advertising on particular seeds, gardening gloves and what not, most people buy what they want for themselves.

Angel Campbell
Angel Campbell4 years ago

Great thanks :)

Bonnie M.
Bonnie M4 years ago

Gardening is very healing for mind, body and spirit. There is indeed a space available should choose to have a garden- no matter how small. It adds life to a space. Thank you.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

great article

Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

great article, thanks

Talya Honor
Tal H4 years ago

So cute! Love it!

Florence Eaise
Florence Eaise4 years ago

Thanks for the tips i think i may try to make a lil garden

Janine Kaczynski
janine Kaczynski4 years ago

Line your boxes with heavy plastic like I did in case you change your mind and want to use them for storage or shelves.

Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson4 years ago

Thanks I think now we can all find a space.

Carole R.
Carole R4 years ago

Thanks. No ads, please.