Fruits and vegetables you can grow in a small yard
Jan 26, 2024, 2:00 PM
SALT LAKE CITY – Got a small yard? Don’t let that discourage you from planting! There are plenty of smaller fruits and vegetables you can grow in a limited space.
Horticulturist Liz Hamilton joined KSL Greenhouse Hosts Taun and Maria to share some of her ideas on how to make the most out of your small garden.
Angel Hair spaghetti squash
Spaghetti squash is one of those vegetables that is not on the small side. That makes it difficult to grow in a tight space. An alternative is a tiny variety called the Angel Hair spaghetti squash. According to Liz, this is a single-serving size that grows like a zucchini, so it won’t take up too much space.
The Faerie watermelon is another small watermelon variety. It is yellow on the outside and bright pink on the inside when you cut it open.
“They’re really great for kids, and they just don’t take up very much space. You’re looking at 3 feet or less in diameter of growing space,” Hamilton said.
Don’t forget about fruit trees! A lot of people tend to rule these out when they’re thinking about what they can plant in a small yard, but Liz says you don’t have to limit yourself.
“One of the great things about those is they go well in containers because they’re so dwarf,” Liz said.