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Small Space Garden – Ideas To Grow Plants In Apartments, Patios and Small Areas – in 4K

not everyone has the luxury of a large
garden in today’s episode we look at how easy it is to grow plants in small
spaces if you live in an apartment condo or
just don’t have enough space for a garden these tips will help you set up your own
small space garden bush beans are a variety of beans that
grow into small plants not huge plants or vining plants like the pole beans but
are just as productive and here you can see we are using the small containers
you can get them easily at your local stores your dollar stores ikea walmart
all of them carry this kind of containers and we are growing these
burgundy beans you can see here the plant is very small and with this is
just a small container you can easily grow beans as you can see here this is a
productive plant for the space that it’s occupying and this will keep producing
for a long time you can see the yellow wax beans as well
here for all those of you who are planning to grow their own beans all you need is like about 10 inches by
6 inches of growing space some access to sunlight this plant does need sunlight it needs
full Sun at least about eight hours of Sun every day so even if you’re growing this in a
patio or balcony it should grow pretty well and you can
harvest a lot of beans i was able to harvest about three to four times the
amount of beans that you’re seeing here because the bush beans are productive they don’t vine out they don’t grow large
they don’t need any support as well but they do produce a lot as you can see here this was a harvest
just for one day but this is enough for a small meal and as you just saw it’s really easy to grow this vegetable
in small spaces next let’s take a look at cilantro now you can easily grow them in
greenhouses and then transplant them later in the small containers here i’m
also going to show you how you can direct sow these seeds into the same
small containers these are rubbermaid containers that
we got at walmart and they’re about two dollars each very cheap and a pretty durable it
resists the outside sun pretty well as you can see here the plants have now
germinated but it’s very easy to grow cilantro in this kind of a small
container they do need watering and make sure that in small containers the plants
always stay watered and you can see here they’ve grown really well and you can keep
harvesting them they will regrow and it’s just easy and you can even grow
them in aluminum trays I have discussed this in one of my
previous episodes as well it’s very easy to get aluminum trays we
usually get our trays from costco they’re pretty cheap and once you get
these trays just fill them up with sand and some
compost as you can see here is the cheapest way to get a planting medium just mix of soil and compost and then thin
them once they grow a little tall so that way you can space out your plants
pretty well keep them watered very well all the time and as you can see it’s a
very easy to grow them and you can use the same technique once they grow up you
can just harvest them by pinching the stems and harvesting them and by doing so the plant will produce
more leaves and once you plant cilantro you can harvest it for at least about a
month or two months so i recommend that you keep planting these in succession so
that you get a constant supply of cilantro in your garden [jingle] now let’s look at our vertical garden
which I have discussed in detail in one of my previous episodes this shelving
unit can be easily acquired at any utility store in your area like a home
depot or lowes and as you can see here we are growing four onion bulbs in
this container and no matter what type of onions you
grow the bulbs will be much smaller when you grow them in smaller containers but
as you can see here I’m hardly using any space to grow these
onions but these bulbs are fromed very well and for those of you who do not
have a lot of space and you can easily use this method to grow great onions as you can see here a decently sized
bulbs and you can actually keep one plant in every tier of a shelving unit
like this and it really helps you expand your growing area so this kind of a
vertical growing approach is great for a lot of plants and we just saw some
really good onions being harvested [jingle] now radish is one of the most common plants
that you can grow in small spaces as you can see here we are using the same
growing boxes small ones and there are some types of
radish that grow very well in such containers small containers this variety is the Burpee white radish i will try to post a video profile of
this radish later and this is the crimson red radish there is a similar variety called Scarlett
globe as well so these are winter radishes which means
that they mature very quickly within about 30 to 40 days and grow in very
small spaces so if you like radish and if you don’t
have a lot of space to grow you can easily grow them in trays like
these and they are very productive I mean most of these radish
plants will produce a good-sized root so you can’t really go wrong and you can
keep planting these in succession as well so if you have small spaces just stack them up once they germinate
move them to an open area where they can grow their leaves but the leaves are so
short that you can easily grow them in almost any kind of space now even though i have some decent sized
growing area i still use this technique I keep these boxes on the elevated space
that you see here which it doesn’t really have any plants growing and i can
easily grow these radishes and such a small area which really adds a lot of
value to the garden [jingle] and just like radish you can even grow turnips in small areas now turnip is an interesting vegetable
if you haven’t planted it you should try it out some people even
grow turnip to replace potatoes in some of the recipes and i’m not sure if that
works out very well I don’t think turnips replace potatoes
completely but it’s an interesting option so try it out try growing this vegetable
see how it tastes see if you like eating it so again we are growing this in the
small box container that you see here and you can grow up to six turnips in
one container so just direct sow the seeds and that’s one of the benefits of
growing in small space containers like these is that you can grow them by
direct seeding the seeds as you can see them very clearly you can tend to them once
they germinate all this is very easy when you’re growing in smaller
containers now the only thing that you need to
remember once again is to make sure that they are well hydrated that you
water the plants well and you can harvest some great turnip as you can see
here that within just about three to four weeks
turnips grow very fast i was able to harvest this within a month or so just like radish turnips are a great
option to grow in small spaces so i hope you enjoyed today’s episode on growing
plants in small spaces and if you don’t have a large garden or the space to grow
a lot i hope this episode encourages you to grow more of your own we’ll see you again soon happy gardening


Mumbai Balcony Gardener | Avid Life Observer

Jun 6, 2016, 5:16 pm Reply

Wow !!! Custom made video ??. Cilantro just won't grow for me. Too hot and spider mites get it if it grows a bit. Yours looks awesome??

Shagufta Ahmed

Jun 6, 2016, 5:23 pm Reply

i have topcrop bush beans. Vl it grow in small container. and how many can i grow in 1 container ?

Indian soul in europe

Jun 6, 2016, 5:48 pm Reply

I love plants… very nice video


Jun 6, 2016, 5:55 pm Reply

I've never bought Cilantro seeds in my life. Coriander spice is the seed of Cilantro. I just sprinkle the seed out of my spice jar.

Clara Slate

Jun 6, 2016, 6:00 pm Reply

Great tips! Side note: I am growing bitter melon this year and am using some of your videos as a guide. Thank you!!!

Shagufta Ahmed

Jun 6, 2016, 6:05 pm Reply

Can we grow beetroot in container ?

Dolly Perry

Jun 6, 2016, 6:12 pm Reply

Can you do a video on managing watering the containers please!

Geetanjali Krishna

Jun 6, 2016, 6:21 pm Reply

hi there, in this vedio I have seen marigold flower growing well in ur garden… can u plz make a vedio on it…. I always had hard luck in growing them..

km cooper

Jun 6, 2016, 7:32 pm Reply

Should I drill holes in the bottom of the container?

Eric Glass

Jun 6, 2016, 7:32 pm Reply

Great video, great ideas!

km cooper

Jun 6, 2016, 7:34 pm Reply

I love to see the little gardener helper hands ? so cute and will learn so much being a helper ??

ange m

Jun 6, 2016, 9:31 pm Reply

good info~thank you..

Irie B 303

Jun 6, 2016, 10:05 pm Reply

great video

Cultivating Organic by Jo & Mig

Jun 6, 2016, 10:22 pm Reply

Good information.

Something Different

Jun 6, 2016, 11:59 pm Reply

Which radish do u prefer, the round or long ones ?

Juniper Farms

Jun 6, 2016, 1:16 am Reply

Another wonderful video. Do you have an email that someone could use to ask you questions about growing in zone 9 or 10?


Jun 6, 2016, 1:58 am Reply

Thats green thumb oops sorry a green hand.!!! i cannot grow cilantro no matter what i try.

Jmichelle A

Jun 6, 2016, 2:09 am Reply

Great Video! It's important to show people that even if you don't have a lot of space, you can grow something. A little research, and a little time and a few dollars can get you started.

The Spider-Brony AKA Joe Leach

Jun 6, 2016, 4:03 am Reply

What size are the containers? Great information.

Prisilla Cope

Jun 6, 2016, 4:58 am Reply

Thank you. Are turnip & radish greens edible? Could I plant beans & when they have grown….plant radiahea umderneath? Thanks again!!!

Hugh Janus

Jun 6, 2016, 7:59 am Reply

Great video. I grow in containers.

Erik K

Jun 6, 2016, 9:00 am Reply

If I add a bucket whit cow poop and plant a seed will it die? Or will it grow super fast?

Umar Ufx

Jun 6, 2016, 11:42 am Reply

nice episode! special for me and people having small space gardern. i started my garden with beans then with little progress to growing herbs and vegis exactly same as your rectangular size container, then again more process from your inspiration (gardening videos) and now growing lots of happiness in Garden…. thanks for all your lovely sharing episode

Prisilla Cope

Jun 6, 2016, 5:15 pm Reply

+california gardening
Thank you. Appreciate you knew I meant to type radishes…lol.

Raya Chan

Jun 6, 2016, 9:28 pm Reply

thank you for sharing this video, I hope mine will be as good as u ?☺

goodspeed 79

Jun 6, 2016, 12:26 am Reply

hi . i live in Alabama in zone 7 is it to late to plant the bush beans now or do i need to wait until later.

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Jun 6, 2016, 7:04 am Reply


Padmaja Mohan

Jun 6, 2016, 12:38 pm Reply

Great Video. It really helped me decide which plants to grow. It started raining n I am going to plant some vegetables now. You have already given videos for all varieties of vegetables and it helped me always. Thank you Sir 🙂

California Garden Guy

Jun 6, 2016, 7:47 pm Reply

I'm gonna try doing this in my California garden! Never grew turnips before!

W Kevin Gilbert

Jun 6, 2016, 8:02 pm Reply

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Subhash Simhambhatla

Jun 6, 2016, 7:18 am Reply

very usefulll , thank u , keep doing more


Jun 6, 2016, 8:04 pm Reply

I really enjoy seeing these videos! As a fellow Californian I can actually use these tips

aparna Mantravadi

Jun 6, 2016, 10:41 pm Reply

is it advbised to do cuucmber , becoz my cucmberplant got bacteria wilt….

Kazar Gravity

Jun 6, 2016, 1:53 pm Reply

I got some big mint cuttings and transplant them in big Container deep and wide!
Would it grow?
how long would it take?

Ian Melief

Jun 6, 2016, 4:24 pm Reply

hi california gardener

Ian Melief

Jun 6, 2016, 4:24 pm Reply

in what kind of soil are you planting the bushbeans ?

Ian Melief

Jun 6, 2016, 4:33 pm Reply

and what kind of soil the turnips ?


Jun 6, 2016, 2:01 am Reply

I planted a bunch of cilantro in a container, which I kept outside, since I was unsure if I would need to harden off the plant once it sprouted, and I don't get good light in my windows. They all came up, and seemed like they were growing well. Then a few nights ago, every single plant in my container died. My guess is that the chilly night did them in – but I've read that cilantro is a cool weather crop. I'm in Southern California, too. Any tips?

Growing Public

Jun 6, 2016, 5:11 am Reply

Thanks for encouraging us, I love you..

Mzallthat Jjj

Jun 6, 2016, 4:55 pm Reply

do the containers you used have drainage or did add you the drainage yourself?

Laddie Swain

Jun 6, 2016, 12:57 pm Reply

I love the little hands that are helping you in the videos = ) hahaha! cute!

Noel Sowerby

Jun 6, 2016, 12:32 am Reply

Hello my friend, good advice. This year I am growing over 90% of my garden in milk crates and I am really loving it, no wasted watering and easy weeding.

Linda Hipple

Jun 6, 2016, 4:41 pm Reply

Thankyou so much for your great videos. I've gotten back into it after several years. love your encouragement for trying a variety of veggies. It astounds me how many people eat a limited number of them..


Jul 7, 2016, 2:30 pm Reply

I tried to grow turnips this year and last year. I only got greens and no root. Do you have any tips?

purplepaint pots

Jul 7, 2016, 3:21 am Reply

Hello. Do the containers have to be a certain depth? Can i use a container that is only about 2 to 3 inches deep?

Lucy RivkaMalka

Jul 7, 2016, 7:40 pm Reply

I live is Downey California. where can I get all the plants that your have on your video?

Regina Fabri

Jul 7, 2016, 3:04 pm Reply

A question from a beginner: How about drainage?

The Spider-Brony AKA Joe Leach

Sep 9, 2016, 12:25 am Reply

I tried growing turnips in a container, 12x8x6 and they didn't turn out right. The were long rather that wide. They were purple top variety. So I don't know what I did wrong. To small of a container maybe?

David E

Sep 9, 2016, 1:06 pm Reply

on the bush beans, can we grow them here in southern California in the winter

Kazi Jahan Ara

Sep 9, 2016, 1:30 am Reply

Beans,onions,coriander etc needs sunlight and sufficient water ? If not then may i grow this type vegetable in my balcony or kicthen areas ? plz help.

Amanda Wang

Oct 10, 2016, 10:26 am Reply

Does radish need full sun? I have grown some radish last autumn, but the root are so small. I don't know the reason. Does radish grow well in loose soil?

Caroline Honse

Oct 10, 2016, 2:32 pm Reply

Great video and just the info I needed to confirm my thoughts that you CAN grow a lot of things in very small spaces.


Oct 10, 2016, 9:27 am Reply

What do you do with the spent compost after a harvest. Can you re-use it? Great tips.

Jessie David

Oct 10, 2016, 11:28 am Reply

I love your accent <3
I love how you say wotorr

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Nov 11, 2016, 5:18 pm Reply


Gem Elle

Dec 12, 2016, 3:13 am Reply

what about the drainage system for containers?

Ramesh Revathy

Mar 3, 2017, 8:08 am Reply



Mar 3, 2017, 9:04 pm Reply

I do garden some red radishes using the same seeds from years and i let some of the plants grow new seed and use them for the next year but the thing is the ones i do in home get really nice and sweet and the ones i used to grow close to the street got very bad taste but huge in size.Your video inspired me to go buy some more seed and plant these days 🙂

Megan Washington

Apr 4, 2017, 12:59 am Reply

I really appreciate this video as a apartment dweller that knows the value in growing your own vegetables. Would you mind sharing some radish recipes please ? Thanks 🙂


Apr 4, 2017, 5:40 am Reply

You are amazing! thank you so much this was so very helpful to me!! blessings

Sunflower Haze

May 5, 2017, 7:56 am Reply

what soil is the best? like for overall nutrients to the plants and that works for most plant types?

PRASAD Immidisetti

Aug 8, 2017, 7:52 am Reply

Your videos are so informative..love it.

Jannat Firdaus

Sep 9, 2017, 5:42 am Reply

Do you use just potting mix for growing vegetables?

Mo AlGhanim

Oct 10, 2017, 5:06 pm Reply

winter radishes do not mature quickly

Jannat Firdaus

Oct 10, 2017, 5:21 pm Reply

Thank you .I will try this potting mix.

Jannat Firdaus

Oct 10, 2017, 5:28 pm Reply

Give some tips on growing coriander .mine is not growing well .I tried from my kitchen coriander seeds .

Sonia R

Jul 7, 2018, 5:05 am Reply

Omg Uncle… I absolutely love that shelving idea.

Frank Pabon

Jul 7, 2018, 12:28 pm Reply

great little harvest – radishes are great AND you not only eat the bulb BUT the leaves as well!


Aug 8, 2018, 7:59 am Reply

Do you cut holes in the bottom of the containers or just leave them as is?


Aug 8, 2018, 8:35 pm Reply

Awesome video!! I'm in O.C. so not much room in these apartments.

nature Lover swati sharma

Aug 8, 2018, 2:20 pm Reply

Luvvvv from India…. Video is superb

Urbanrise A

Dec 12, 2018, 12:36 pm Reply

Love this video… One monotonous reason why people don’t prefer living in apartments is the lack of garden space. What if you have a green thumb and unfortunately living in an apartment building where you cannot move out as of now? For those who cannot have a private garden space and who cannot move to a new place very soon can also start gardening without gardens. http://bit.ly/2ExaK5x

jubayer alam

Apr 4, 2019, 7:58 am Reply


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Jun 6, 2019, 7:39 pm Reply

Thank you, I have been trying to figure out how to grow beans. My particular variety is a type of bush bean. I bought a pack of 50 seeds.

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