How to Layout a Backyard Vegetable Garden

If you're wanting fresh vegetables this year, you might be wondering how to layout a vegetable garden. Oh, certainly, you could go the traditional route and create tidy rows, but that isn't your only option. Realistically, you can get very creative with your plans and make anything from a raised bed and container gardens to a full formal looking effort that just happens to yield vegetables instead of flowers.

By the way, some gardeners have begun mixing vegetables into flower gardens too. For one thing, many blossoms are edible (roses, violets, nasturtium, etc.). For another, mixing flowers with vegetables is good for your soil. Each plant consumes different nutrients and by changing things up, you help keep your soil's overall balance for the next growing season.

A traditional arrange for your vegetable garden commences with rows. All the rows are focused on a specific veg. If possible, make an effort to lay out the rows from south to north. Thus giving your produce all the sunlight as is possible. Note that it can help to right up until the soil, and make a level area where you may easily reach into the rows for weeding and overall plant care. If you are planning a sizable garden, then consider creating walkways for your own which mean you don't step on growing vegetation when you tend the soil.

One very essential aspect in the original veg garden: review how much space each seedling needs. Planting season is commonly moist, which can cause various molds, fungus, and mildew. In the event that you together plant vegetables too closely, one infected seedling can spread the problem very quickly. Additionally, pest infestations can also disseminate easier in a confined space.