Want to Transform Your Outdoor Space
Into Your Own Little Paradise?

Creating a beautiful and productive garden in any space is a challenge.

But you can have colourful flowers, organic herbs, fruits and vegetables, or lush greenery surround you no matter how tiny your patio or balcony.

Eating healthy and enjoying the freshest food is important to you, but you’re worried about what’s available in the grocery stores. You’re tired of sorting through wilted lettuces, unappealing spotty tomatoes and spinach that has seen better days! And it’s little wonder they aren’t fresh, since most of them are shipped thousands of miles.

The strawberries, peppers and zucchini you were hoping to buy are sprayed with pesticides. And choosing organic isn’t always the solution. Your budget can’t handle that.

What can you do?

Do you live in an apartment or a house with a small backyard?

Have you always wanted a garden but think you don’t have enough space for a productive garden?

Growing some of your own fruits and vegetables has been a dream for a long time, and you are looking for some inspiration since you haven’t grown vegetables before. Or perhaps your dream is to create a spot where you can relax among gorgeous colour and greenery on your balcony.

You’re not sure how to get started.

So many questions spring to mind…

  • What are the best plants for a beginner gardener?
  • How can I grow my own greens and salad vegetables? 
  • Is it possible to grow berries and herbs in my small space?
  • Will I have the time to do this gardening thing properly?
  • How can I turn my little balcony into a beautiful and calming spot?

I get what you’re going through, because I’ve recently faced some of the same problems.

Hi, I’m Nicki

I lived with gardening all my life, growing up on a farm where we had a huge garden that supplied all our needs. I learned a lot, helping with the planting, weeding and harvesting.

When I married and started a family, I planted a garden every year. We enjoyed fresh vegetables, herbs and berries, all organically grown, all on a small city lot.

After moving to an acreage, we built a small greenhouse, fenced our first garden plot, built raised beds and set up a 3-part composting center.

And the gardening was both challenging and fun. One year, I lost all my tomatoes to a couple of ravenous deer that managed to squeeze through the fence. Another year they ate my dahlias – dozens of plants!

So we built a sturdy 7-foot fence surrounding the house and gardens on our acreage.

A corner of our fenced and deer-proofed front yard on our island acreage.

But things changed

Alas… when we moved to a condo the only space I had to work with was a small patio and a postage-stamp sized yard.

I had to figure out how to grow what I wanted in a very limited space.

I read all I could find about vertical gardening, square-foot gardening and container gardening. Before long, I’d learned a great deal about the best methods for small space gardening, and I put into practice what I read.

I created this site to inspire you to “green up” your own small space. I’d like to help you discover the pleasure and satisfaction of growing some of your own food, even if it’s only a few ripe juicy tomatoes or some aromatic herbs grown in a container on your patio.

The best part is, anyone can do this. You don’t need a large garden or expensive gardening tools. You only need a spot with sun, a source of water and your own green thumb.

What do we share?

Here you will find garden projects, suggestions, and  even recipes that allow anyone to develop an inspired greenspace, no matter their ability, knowledge, or garden size (or lack of one).

I’d love to be part of your gardening journey. I’ll send you ideas and helpful tips every other week to help you grow fresh organic food in your small space. You’ll also receive occasional guides, reviews and links to even more useful information.

Enter your first name and email address in the form below, and let’s get started!