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Winter Container Gardening for Small Spaces

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vertical indoor garden

Go Vertical

Vertical gardening is an excellent way to grow more food in a small space. Rather than placing just a single pot on a table, windowsill, or on the floor, you can make use of wall space to hang a row of planters full of small space food plants. If you’re working indoors, you don’t have to stick to just cold weather plants, but in case folks are wanting to do this outside, here are some smaller food plants that would work well vertically:

  • Lettuces
  • Green onions
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard

If you’re growing just indoors, herbs are a great option for vertical gardening. I’ve had great luck with:

You can find companies online that offer pots specifically designed for hanging on the wall, or you can make your own. I saw a very cute vertical garden idea that uses reclaimed bottle tops, or you can transform a hanging shoe organizer into a wall garden.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:49PM PST on Dec 10, 2013

This article has really made me think how lucky I am to have wonderfully sunny windows where I can try this!

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4:19AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Thanks for all the ideas!

7:44AM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Fantastic ideas - thank YOU!

10:42PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

excellent! thanks for the tips.

3:54AM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Thanks for the tips.

6:00AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

page 2 of this article go verticle doesn't work

11:52AM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

Our family has just recently had the good fortune to move to a new house with a sun porch. We have never had one of these before; & look forward with great anticipation to do some winter indoor gardening. Indoor gardening is not only functional but decorative; & I think that we will enjoy it very much as we've always appreciated our outdoor gardens. Thank you for the excellent preview; it motivates me to get started ASAP!

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