NOLA growers have an array of planting options, but they all depend on one element space. The deciding factor that determines what type of garden to grow (Raised Beds, Direct Soil Containers, or Square Foot Gardening) is the space available for growing.
Very Limited Space
Fear not, for even the tiniest of spaces can serve to garden. Containers are a valuable resource for the grower in an area with abundant concrete. An herb, tomato, and salad garden can grow in containers. The recommend containers are the simple, plastic buckets available at most grocery, home improvement, and gardening stores, also known as “tree pots.” These pots range from 5-25 gallons in size and prove themselves affordable at $1-$5. Before buying the pots, make sure the containers will drain well and after that, the possibilities are endless.
Square-Foot-Gardening<-a>">Square Foot Gardening
With this type of growing, a small space can be manipulated to produce a surprising amount of produce and plants. Mel Bartholomew developed this method used by many urban and suburban growers. With cinderblocks or bricks, a 4ft x 4ft square raised bed is marked into square foot sections. This way various plants can be grown in the sections and the fun begins.
Raised-Bed-Gardening<-a>">In Ground vs Raised Bed Gardening
This common debate has valuable points on both sides. Here is the basic breakdown:
|Raised Bed Advantages||In Ground Advantages|
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