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Minimalistic Gardening Tips

Posted on February 5th, 2019

Downsizing or minimalistic living is a growing trend among young people and the environmentally conscious. It’s the practice of only using what you need and nothing more to live a better, healthier lifestyle.

gardening, fig tree

Usually, minimalistic gardening goes hand in hand with tiny homes but anybody can practice it whether they have a tiny home or not.


Houseplants are a great way to bring a little outdoors indoors. Most houseplants you buy are easy to take care of, requiring low or indirect light and little water. If you are a person who spends a lot of time out of the house then this would be an ideal option for you.

Some low-maintenance houseplants include:

  • Aloe
  • Snake plant
  • ZZ plant
  • Parlor palm
  • Fig trees
  • Spider plants
  • Jade plants
  • suculants/catci

Vertical Gardens

If you are tight on space or just want to save some pace then vertical gardens are an excellent option. Instead of growing your vegetables over a large area that’s prone to weeds and pests plant them vertically. This can be a simple as stacking pots on top of boxes or shelves or get a little more creative and hang troughs on the outside of your house or shed.

Potted Plants

Ideal for anyone who wants to have a few fresh vegetables without all the backbreaking work of gardening. Vegetables in pots have the benefit of not competing with weeds or other plants. Plus you can get as creative as you like with clay pots, plastic pots, or ceramic pots.

Another benefit of potted plants is that they are mobile. Whether there is a frost warning, high winds, hail, or a gang of rabbits eyeballing your plants you can simply bring them inside to protect them.

Raised Garden

While not mobile like pots are, raised garden beds still offer a host of benefits for you.

 raised garden bed, gardening

Raised gardens can be designed specifically for your height so you don’t have to put any strain on your back. Great for the elderly or people with back injuries.

Rodents like groundhogs and that gang of rabbits won’t be able to attack your plants.

Raised gardens get fewer weeds which are easier to see and pull.

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