Vegetable gardeners everywhere all have one thing in common; they dream of high vegetable yields! High vegetable yields definitely mean more bang for your buck, and I’m sure all of your neighbors would gladly take any excess veggies off your hands! Read on for tips and tricks for a vegetable garden layout.
Before beginning, it’s important to pick an area of your yard to garden. Ask yourself if raised beds are important, and which areas of your yard receive the necessary amounts of sunlight based on the variety of veggie. It’s important to also consider things like proximity to water and soil quality! Location is everything!
When growing tall plants like beans, corn, and seeds, it’s best to put them on the northern side of your garden. This way, their shadows won’t cast themselves over any other plants that need just as much sunlight!
Vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, squash, and pumpkins should be grown in the center of your garden. They need plenty of room, but often don’t need as much sunlight as some of your other varieties.
For your shorter crops (think carrots, beets, radishes, and onions) place them in the southernmost corner of your garden. Here they will receive the necessary amounts of sunlight.
If container gardening is more your speed, it is often a good idea to keep tomato plants in their own containers. Keep all of your herbs together in one pot, and pair an onion plant with a parsley. More container gardening tips and tricks can be found on The Spruce.