Green thumb in a small space
August 22, 2007 6:46 AM Subscribe
I'd like to grow some vegetables, but I live in an apartment.
posted by backseatpilot to home & garden (16 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I think it would be neat to grow some herbs and vegetables for myself, but my outdoor space is extremely limited. The plan, then, would be to build a smallish planter box and put it either on the fire escape or (if the landlord's ok with it) on the roof of the building. So, here are the things I'm a little stumped on:
-If it goes on the fire escape, the maximum footprint of the box would be about 18 inches square. Do you know of any simple plans for a box about that size? Tools and construction space are limited. How tall would it have to be?
-What plants can grow in that small of a space? Is there a good combination of herbs/veggies that can withstand some substantial crowding and still thrive?
-Is there something I could plant within the next two to four weeks that could thrive into the New England fall?