A small patio should first and foremost provide you with an area you will want to actually use and enjoy. Ideas for a small patio can be endless! Don’t be discouraged if your yard is tiny and you think it cannot accommodate a hard surface seating area. A small patio can be constructed in a corner with ease. While decorating a small patio poses some challenges, you can turn a small patio into a small patio garden. One thing important to the success of a small patio garden is the planting medium that is selected. A visit to your local nursery or and garden center will be worth your time and effort. Not only can they recommend a good planting medium, but they can also help you select vegetable and herb plants (or seeds) that will be able to grow in your local climate and environment.
A small patio garden can not only be beneficial to the pocketbook, but can also be a fun and educational project for the whole family. Small children might be more prone to eat their vegetables if they participated in the growing of those vegetables. And the taste of home-grown vegetables compared to canned vegetables or “fresh” vegetables purchased at the local grocery store cannot be compared home grown tastes so much better!