Small Space Gardening That's Affordable

| 4/4/2011 11:32:12 AM

Tags: mike lieberman, urban gardening, organic gardening, apartment gardening, Mike Lieberman,

two liter plantersIn the spring of 2009 I was living in New York City when I first started to grow my own food. All I had was a fire escape, so I didn't have the luxury of lots of space. 

So I turned that 2x3 landing area into a fire escape garden. In that garden I was able to grow cherry tomatoes, lettuces, peppers and a variety of herbs all while maintaining the integrity of the fire escape.  

About a year later I moved to the left side of the country to Los Angeles. In comparison to my fire escape, I now have a farm. It's a 13x4 balcony garden. 

How can you grow your own food despite having little space? 

I've been upcycling old materials to make my own garden containers. I've been using 5-gallon food grade buckets and soda bottles to grow my food in. 

Self-Watering Planters 

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