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4 Unique and Different Types of Gardening Methods

Do you love the beauty of gardening? If you’re struggling with the occasional downsides, maybe it’s time to try out a different type of gardening method!

Gardening brings a sense of calm to many people. When the sun rises, it’s time to get out—start digging, planting, watering, and trimming. These routines help ease the mind. But, for some, gardening can add a sense of tension when plants don’t blossom, when tomatoes don’t ripen, or things generally just don’t go as planned. If that’s something you struggle with, then it may be time to try out a new technique. Below, we’ve listed a few of the different types of gardening methods. Check them out and see how your garden and calm can improve!

Straw Bale Gardening

It may seem strange, but straw bale gardening is actually a great and versatile gardening method. When you plant in straw bales, it allows for a consistent breakdown process that provides a growing medium for the plants. You have to be careful about the straw bales you choose, however, because a lot of farmers spray hay with weed killer. Nonetheless, straw bales are relatively lightweight and can be moved around to fit your gardening needs. It’s a great choice for early fall gardening to last throughout the season!

Container Gardening

growing radish and salad in container on balcony. vegetable gard
growing radish and salad in container on balcony. vegetable garden

If your in-ground gardening method isn’t working well for you, then maybe all you need is to try out container gardening. Growing in pots is a simple yet effective way to maximize space (since you’re not limited to your backyard) and increase productivity. Whether you have a small backyard or only a patio in your apartment, you can make the most out of this method. You’ll just have to be careful about what plants you choose to grow!

Hydroponic Gardening

Organic vegetables
Organic vegetables of greenhouse interior

Curious how hydroponic systems work? Though the process may at first seem daunting, it’s actually a type of gardening method that more and more people are turning to. The yields you receive from this switch are incredible! The focus is on letting the roots breathe—they’re not hidden in the soil, they don’t have to battle for water and nutrients. Instead, the focus is on giving the roots directly what they need through a nutrient solution. Once you learn more about it, you’ll see how beneficial this method can be for your gardening needs!

Raised Bed Gardening

Gardening in raised bed
Woman growing vegetables in her raised bed

This last method is quite similar to the traditional gardening method, but it gives you a bit more control. Raised bed gardening elevates the soil to dry it out faster, providing better drainage for the roots. One of the key benefits of this method is that you have more control over the soil quality—getting weeds out and controlling moisture is much easier.

There are so many different types of gardening methods that can better suit your needs. If one way isn’t working, try another! You don’t have to stress through a slow growth period. Sometimes, change is exactly what you need.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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