I want to start growing vegetables next year, but I have a limited amount of space. Are there any vegetables I should avoid growing because of the space they require?
Without knowing how limited your space actually is, it’s difficult to make any specific recommendations of what to avoid growing due to space constraints. However, items that typically require a lot of room include squashes, pumpkins, melons, corn, and tomatoes that state “indeterminate growth” under the height heading. You will find that many vegetables that are on this list will also occur in dwarf forms that are suitable for smaller gardens. Try types that can grow on fences or trellises, if you have the vertical space. Items such as peas, most beans, and cucumbers are ideally suited for such situations. A combination of smaller varieties as well as climbing varieties will help you to get the most out of your “little plot.”