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How to Design a Vegetable Garden

Advance planning is very important to creating a vegetable garden. There are are many factors that can affect the success and manageability of your vegetable garden.

Most home gardeners plant vegetables in beds rather than rows. Bed planting allows you to concentrate your compost on the area where the plants are growing rather than using it on the paths between the rows. Vegetable beds do need to be small enough so that you can easily reach in to weed and harvest all the plants without stepping on the bed itself. Beds that are raised 8 to 12 inches, have improved drainage and the soil will stay warmer in colder weather.

Other things to consider when designing a vegetable garden are:

  • soil type
  • space size
  • types of vegetables
  • climate

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