How to Grow Garden Vegetables In Small Spaces

BBC Gardener of The Decade, Katherine Crouch, shows how to plant and grow a vegetable garden in a small space.

Katherine uses a grow bag and wooden poles to allow the vegetable plants and seeds to grow upwards to maximise what fruit and vegetables you can grow in a small space. The varieties of climbing vegetables used in this video include Runner beans and Haricot beans.



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44 thoughts on “How to Grow Garden Vegetables In Small Spaces”

  1. I agree that the finish is a little disappointing -at  the end of summer, the glorious garden would have looked fabulous.  This would further inspire those who are new to this to go out and do it, as it is not a cheap investment until you start to see and eat all the vegetables you can harvest.  Condensed gardening is also known as the Square Foot Gardening Method for those who think these were planted too closely together.

  2. I watched this video yesterday and got so inspired that I went to the nursery today and bought some seeds and 4 wooden panels and my husband made me a raised bed with the same dimensions 80 by 80 cm and tomorrow I'll be ready to plant. Thank you so much for the idea! I'll watch now some other videos from the channel.

  3. For pole beans (Green snap beans) that take up very little surface area you can dig a trench about 14 inches wide, 12 feet long and about a foot deep. Mix Black Kow potting soil with regular potting soil along with dirt from the trench and plant your seeds about six inches apart. Dig holes on each end and put poles in them about 8 feet tall. Put string up in a lattice (squares…across and up and down) pattern between the poles for the beans to climb on. You can also plant a few cucumber seeds in the same trench and grow leaf lettuce at the bottom. This saves a LOT of space and provides a LOT of food! Plant more beans seeds every two or three weeks for a continuous harvest until first frost…

  4. This is right up my street – small scale, to see how i do. Love the cat (made me giggle as our old cat would be with us in the garden all day long). Read other posts re: cat loo – lets hope not!!

  5. I've made a small raised bed from an old pine drawer with the bottom cut out and filled with compost, I don't have much space and whilst being realistic I'm hoping to grow a few different herbs and veg so this video is very encouraging.

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