Lindsay is an expert in garden management. So let’s Ask her Some Questions about how she manages her Garden.
Please tell us how big your house or garden is. TELL US ALL ABOUT YOU.
What kind of plants do you have in your garden?
HOW DO YOU GROW THAT MUCH PLANT INSIDE A SMALL AREA?
FIVE TIPS ARE REQUIRED FOR SPACE OPTIMISATION.
- To make it grow vertically, you can trellis everything. Use anything you have or can get for free, it doesn’t need to be fancy. I used inexpensive wood material, bamboo poles, as well as $2 metal cages. It makes things neater and allows for more plants.
- Use containers…I ran out of ground space so I started planting in containers. Instead of having a 50ft bed, I’m growing 50+ strawberry plants in 5 feet.
- Prune aggressively! I pruned my plants to ensure good airflow and to keep them in their cages or support frames. I didn’t allow any of the plants to spill over and start taking space from their neighbor…it also helps stop smaller plants from being shaded out by the bigger ones.
- Pest and disease management should be proactive. In high-density gardens, pests and diseases can spread quickly. Make sure to walk your garden every day and look out for potential problems. Preventative measures are best than organic pest control solutions so find the best organic pest control methods in your area.
What is your favorite GARDENING pot? Where do you get them from?
Lindsay – My favorite garden pot is whichever ones work best! I have my strawberry plants potted in laundry baskets and it’s working out fabulously! I didn’t even have to buy them, I already had them in my house. I used 17-gallon bathtubs for my remaining container garden. They are available at any hardware shop. “utility tubs”You can get it for $5. I used a drill with an extremely large bit to drill tons in the bottom for drainage. Pre-drilled pots this large are expensive at $30 and more. I was able save a lot of money by drilling the holes myself.
PICTURES FROM LINDSAY’S GARDEN