Grow a kitchen garden in 16 square feet -
 

Grow a kitchen garden in 16 square feet

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bill Marken added this to Grow a Kitchen Garden in 16 Square Feet
If you don’t have space in the ground, you can grow vegetables in a convenient raised bed or planting box. This one is 4 feet by 4 feet, constructed of two 2-by-6s on each side. Fill the planter with a commercial soil mix; if you plant in the ground, improve the soil by adding a layer of several inches of organic matter, and work it in to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. Make sure the spot gets sun for a good part of the day. Choose smallish varieties. There are many ways to go. Here in front is a row of leaf lettuces. Just behind, there’s a scattering of beets plus a few daffodils. In back there’s a row of chard and a single rosemary shrub. Make sure that the plants you select have compatible demands for water, light and feeding.Salad GreensFor the planting’s front row, choose low-growing leaf lettuce varieties or curly endive, which has an appealing bitterness. These are greens that you can keep cutting rather than waiting for them to form mature heads. Most leaf lettuces do best in cool weather. As summer moves in, you can replace them with chard, herbs or other more heat-tolerant types. When and how to plant: Sow seeds or set out seedlings starting in early spring. For a fall crop, plant when the weather starts to cool. Sow seeds in rows about ⅛ to ¼ inch deep or by broadcasting and covering them with a thin layer of soil. After the seeds sprout, thin the seedlings to about 4 to 8 inches apart. Space nursery seedlings the same distance apart.More about starting a garden with seedsDays to maturity: 65 to 90Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade in hotter climates; too much heat makes the plants bolt and go to seed. Water requirement: Keep the soil moist. Favorite varieties: There are many leaf lettuces, including colorful types, such as Oak Leaf, Red Sails and Red Salad BowlPlanting and care: Keep the soil moist constantly. Watch for aphids; wash them off with a hose. Keep an eye out for hungry birds and rabbits; protect the plants with netting or another method. Harvest: Cut individual leaves as needed.How to Grow Lettuce

What Houzzers are commenting on:

francie2 added this to francie2's Favorites
July 6, 2014
Small garden
Austyn Trace added this to Patio Ideas
June 13, 2014
Small garden ideas
amanduhmo added this to backyard
June 5, 2014
edible garden in 16 sq feet
mimi410 added this to mimi410's Ideas
May 14, 2014
Veggies
maryloufdevine added this to maryloufdevine's ideas
May 11, 2014
vegetable garden
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
April 13, 2014
view
christinefe added this to christinefe's ideas
April 13, 2014
garden vege space
perrypostma added this to old county rd
April 11, 2014
Gardening
susanpugliese added this to Patio Ideas
April 10, 2014
raised bed
hahahaley added this to hahahaley's Ideas
April 8, 2014
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/24506998?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u467&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery11
Karen Beverly added this to karen_beverly's ideas
April 7, 2014
garden 4x4
habyington added this to habyington's ideas
April 7, 2014
good use of small space
pamflournoy added this to pamflournoy's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Small. Vegetable garden
scanmod added this to exterior
April 6, 2014
fresh produce
vrf1925 added this to vrf1925's Ideas
April 2, 2014
o yah
sadieladie65 added this to sadieladie65's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Small kitchen garden
kdawn60 added this to Garden
April 1, 2014
If you don’t have space in the ground, you can grow vegetables in a convenient raised bed or planting box. This one is 4 feet by 4 feet, constructed of two 2-by-6s on each side. Fill the planter with a commercial soil mix; if you plant in the ground, improve the soil by adding a layer of several inches of organic matter, and work it in to a depth of 8 to 10 inches.
95jericho added this to 95jericho's ideas
April 1, 2014
Garden
cueindy added this to cueindy's ideas
April 1, 2014
Vegetales en espacio pequeño
Cathy O'Grady added this to gardening
April 1, 2014
Grow
Lysanne Gauthier added this to Jardin: Plants, Pots etc
April 1, 2014
box garden
besant1 added this to garden
April 1, 2014
4 x 4 planting box to grow vegetables in
jlls56 added this to jlls56's ideas
March 31, 2014
daffodils amongst the vegies
pwbarter added this to Landscape and Hardscape
March 31, 2014
Veggie garden
seawalk added this to Garden
March 31, 2014
how to get started
christietoo added this to FUTURE GARDEN IDEAS
March 31, 2014
Grow a Kitchen Garden in 16 Square Feet If you don’t have space in the ground, you can grow vegetables in a convenient raised bed or planting box. This one is 4 feet by 4 feet, constructed of two 2-by-6s on each side. Fill the planter with a commercial soil mix; if you plant in the ground, improve the soil by adding a layer of several inches of organic matter, and work it in to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. Make sure the spot gets sun for a good part of the day. Choose smallish varieties. There are many ways to go. Here in front is a row of leaf lettuces. Just behind, there’s a scattering of beets plus a few daffodils. In back there’s a row of chard and a single rosemary shrub. Make sure that the plants you select have compatible demands for water, light and feeding. Salad Greens For the planting’s front row, choose low-growing leaf lettuce varieties or curly endive, which has an appealing bitterness. These are greens that you can keep cutting rather than waiting for them to form mature heads. Most leaf lettuces do best in cool weather. As summer moves in, you can replace them with chard, herbs or other more heat-tolerant types. When and how to plant: Sow seeds or set out seedlings starting in early spring. For a fall crop, plant when the weather starts to cool. Sow seeds in rows about ⅛ to ¼ inch deep or by broadcasting and covering them with a thin layer of soil. After the seeds sprout, thin the seedlings to about 4 to 8 inches apart. Space nursery seedlings the same distance apart. More about starting a garden with seeds Days to maturity: 65 to 90 Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade in hotter climates; too much heat makes the plants bolt and go to seed. Water requirement: Keep the soil moist. Favorite varieties: There are many leaf lettuces, including colorful types, such as Oak Leaf, Red Sails and Red Salad Bowl Planting and care: Keep the soil moist constantly. Watch for aphids; wash them off with a hose. Keep an eye out for hungry birds and rabbits; protect the plants with netting or another method. Harvest: Cut individual leaves as needed
annadwinnell added this to Garden
March 31, 2014
Grow a garden in 16 square feet
jatencia added this to jatencia's ideas
March 30, 2014
like this
kfay12 added this to Gardening in Ground or Pots
March 30, 2014
Great ideas for small area. Add wood edging and start prepping in April. Put some stuff in pots
doxsis added this to doxsis's ideas
March 30, 2014
Garden
Elizabeth Gueuma added this to elizabeth_gueuma's ideas
March 30, 2014
Organic food.
nansmi added this to Vegetable Gardening
March 30, 2014
Selection
hollyfalk added this to Garden
March 30, 2014
This is what I would like for us to do!
Jennifer Caputo added this to Veggie garden
March 30, 2014
I need one of these right outside my side door!
Penny Jenkins added this to penny_jenkins3610549's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Perfect size garden
scottbcooper added this to scottbcooper's ideas
March 30, 2014
4x4 culinary garden
kbhappy added this to party appetizers
March 30, 2014
good tips
jlossen added this to jlossen's Ideas
March 30, 2014
2x4garden
cender added this to Oldfield 2 house
March 30, 2014
This entire article for planters in front of house
Linda Lyness_Miller added this to gardening
March 30, 2014
raised bed veggie gardening
sasselstine added this to Kitchens
March 30, 2014
don't forget a container for some veggies!
christine04 added this to christine04's ideas
March 30, 2014
Garden
Anna DeRosa added this to anna_derosa's ideas
March 30, 2014
Everything
Sharon Peoples added this to Bedroom Ideas
March 30, 2014
A small space but useful.
hdfollis added this to garden
March 30, 2014
beautiful raised bed for a kitchen garden
germangirl50 added this to outdoor living space
March 30, 2014
4' X 4' raised bed for veggie. used two 2 by 6s on each side
Susan Sells- the life just right real estate team added this to LIFEJUSTRIGHT-home
March 30, 2014
If it ever stops raining, I plan to have a KITCHEN garden this year for the freshest veggies possible.
mecjez added this to Garden ideas
March 30, 2014
Patio garden
nina52 added this to Nina
March 30, 2014
Gardening
painter10000 added this to garden
March 30, 2014
platnt edibles in these
icandyman added this to Yard and outside
March 30, 2014
Everything in one spot
icandyman added this to icandyman's ideas dream home
March 30, 2014
Maybe in garage or somewhere in basement
snowyk added this to garden
March 30, 2014
Small garden
djch added this to gardens
March 30, 2014
Good advise
jsafrit added this to jsafrit's ideas
March 30, 2014
4 foot garden
apanvini added this to Garden
March 30, 2014
Small garden
johara0716 added this to Outdoor spaces
March 30, 2014
Usefulness
cindyflood added this to cindyflood's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Garden
tootsiebug added this to house
March 30, 2014
Small garden space
catherinembarlow added this to catherinembarlow's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Use in cottage garden - try lettuce and beets this year
Judy Gehrlich Photography added this to Kitchen Garden
March 30, 2014
Love this 4 x 4 simple garden. All you need to make your meals more interesting. Where is the "love" button" ~
swissskippy added this to Backyard ideas
March 30, 2014
food
bustaschall added this to Exterior
March 29, 2014
4 feet by 4 feet, constructed of two 2-by-6s on each side. Fill the planter with a commercial soil mix; if you plant in the ground, improve the soil by adding a layer of several inches of organic matter, and work it in to a depth of 8 to 10 inches.
lekathy added this to lekathy's ideas
March 29, 2014
Gardening
roseofco added this to roseofco's kitchen
March 29, 2014
I can grow it in my kitchen window!!
kahluablue added this to Landscape Ideas
March 29, 2014
Edible container garden
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™