- Select ‘compact,’ ‘dwarf’ and ‘mini’ varieties.
- Plant seeds closely and harvest vegetables small, following with successional sowings.
- Use any sunny plot of land you have, plus containers. Replace soil in pots yearly to avoid disease.
- Avoid crops that mature slowly (such as bulb onions and winter brassicas) and those that take up a lot of space (such as potatoes and most types of zucchini).
- Grow carrots, turnips and beets, which produce small, tender roots quickly, and fast-growing green, leafy vegetables such as spinach.
- Grow tomatoes, peppers and eggplants in pots, cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets, and beans and cucumbers vertically on trellises.
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