How to Ensure Your RV Garden Thrives

You already know that one of the best ways to eat cheap vegan meals on a budget is to grow your food. But, if you’re all about that RV life, this is easier said than done. The constant movement and sometimes suboptimal weather mean even your most treasured crops and plants can undergo stress which will affect their growth. If you’re planning to hit the road or are well underway on your never-ending adventure, here are some times to ensure your RV garden thrives. 

Know Which Plants Work Best

basil plant in a pot.

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Before starting any garden, you need to learn which works best for your situation. As RVs are much more cramped than your everyday garden or greenhouse, you need to consider which plants and vegetables are better suited to the smaller space. 

Many mobile gardeners opt for herbs like basil and thyme as well as smaller crops such as peppers. However, if you have enough space, you can even grow lettuce to give your sweet potato burger the crunch to take it to the next level. 

Get the Fertilizer Right 

Your plants will never thrive without the right type of fertilizer, but you can’t lug a huge container around with you wherever you go. Instead, plant food can be beneficial, while checking out composting questions and answers can give you a strong idea of which approach will work best for your situation. 

The right fertilizer ensures healthier crops and encourages growth. It will also provide the essential nutrients that your plants may not get being on the move every day. This can avoid common issues that many novice gardeners encounter and it will improve the chances of a successful crop. 

Invest In Beneficial Equipment 

The right equipment will also make your life much easier. There are plenty of specialist products available to improve your planting prospects, including potting containers and even water filtration that can purify the water and reduce the risk of bacteria and disease in the soil. 

If you want to let the equipment do the hard work, you can also look for self-watering systems which will provide a steady flow of water, which is effective if you are unsure how often to water some of your plants. Stackable plant towers are also useful if you’re camping somewhere for a few days and give the crops some fresh air. 

Keep Things Secure 

It should be no surprise that your plants will rock and could tumble with some less-than-responsible driving. So, it’s best to find out a way to keep your plants secure, as the last thing you want is an RV floor covered with soil. 

Bungee ropes, string, and tip-resistant containers can all work together to minimize disaster. There’s still a chance that something goes wrong, but you will at least feel more confident when taking sharp turns.  


It can take some time to perfect your RV garden, but once you do, you will never look back. Not only will it give you a steady supply of cruelty-free food, but you will also know precisely where it has come from and you can even make some extra cash by selling surplus food at markets during your travels. 


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