If you’re anything like me, you like to consistently get a fresh supply of spices year-round. And I personally like to get it from my own garden. But living up here in the temperamental weather of Tacoma in Washington State, it’s hard to have a consistent supply of spices and veggies.
If you suffer from the same problem, you’re in luck! In this article, I’m teaching you how to build a perfect spice garden right in your garage!
The perfect space to grow your spice garden.
Your garage is a perfect spot to grow your spices. After all, there’s probably some unused space and that’s where you store your gardening supplies anyways!
Considerations for Your Garage Spice Garden.
The first thing you should consider is the cleanup. Obviously, you’ll get a lot of dirt and dust all over the floor. So I highly recommend calling a contractor for polished concrete floors in your area (click the link to see the one I use in Tacoma). Getting this type of flooring keeps your floor durable, and it’s so easy to clean. Also, it’s great to look at!
Next, I’d consider the space. Depending on how much spice you need throughout the year, it is the major determining factor. Remember, the garage is typically only needed for the winter months. So you don’t actually need that much space!
Understand you’ll probably be using lots of trays and pots. I’ve yet to see a garden garage with an actual planter, but I’m sure it’s possible! The reason is that you can easily transfer pots and trays to the outside during the spring and summer months.
Also, consider the availability of windows for sunlight, a water source, and/or electricity for lights (if you don’t have good sunlight through windows). You may need to do some research on whether you can use sunlight or artificial lighting. The cool thing about artificial is that you can set timers so your spices get the perfect amount of light, and you won’t have to worry about it again.
Setting up your space.
Obviously, there are many ways to set your garage up. Personally, I like a large table (or multiple tables), filled with my pots and trays. Then on one side of the table, I have a large shelving unit that stores most of my garden products. And then behind the table, against the wall, is a pegboard hanging all my gardening tools. This allows for easy access to both garden products and my tools.
A Greenhouse effect in your garage.
Hang up plastic sheeting on the walls to get a greenhouse effect. This is ideal for plants that thrive in warmer climates. But make sure you keep an eye on the temperature, as it can get too hot inside, even if it’s cold outside.
By now I’m sure I’ve convinced you that the garden garage is where it’s at. Sorry for your car, but it’s gonna have to sit outside and get dirty. This leads me to thank you to my sponsor Mobile Car Detailing in Spokane. They’re friends of mine who love gardening themselves! And do great work for car detailing where they travel to you.