Mike Lieberman is the creator of UrbanOrganicGardener.com where he shows people with little to no land how to start growing their own food so they can avoid toxic pesticides, eat healthier and not feel limited by their lack of experience and space. Mike is a pro at making the most of small spaces – read on to learn his advice on getting started!
Getting Your Urban Garden Started
You know that you can grow your own food if you have lots of space, but what if you don’t have any land? Most of us are apartment dwellers that live in urban areas – not the most garden-friendly locations. Our apartments barely have enough room for furniture, nonetheless a garden. Growing your own food isn’t even an option. Or is it?
You don’t need lots of land or space to have your own urban garden, you just have to be smart with the limited space you have in your apartment garden and maximize it.
Urban Gardening 101: I got my start on a 2×3 fire escape in New York City and now grow on a 13×4 balcony in Los Angeles. I write using my experience and use easy to follow instructions. No gardening mumbo-jumbo from me.
Here are some articles to help get your urban garden started:
7 Locations Where to Start Your Apartment Garden
Learn 7 locations that you can use to get your apartment garden started.
Determine How Much Sunlight Your Space Gets
What can you grow? Figuring out how much sunlight will help to narrow down your consideration set of crops. Watch a quick video on how to figure this out.
Essential Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding What to Grow
You’ll need to answer these questions to figure out what’s best for you to grow in your space.