Taking the time to layout your garden and plan before you start planting will greatly benefit the productivity, save space and reduce the amount of labor to maintain your garden. Location, method of growing, soil preparation and the types of crops are very important in planing your garden.
Choosing the types of vegetables and the number of plants for your garden should be decided before you start planning where to plant them. It is best to base the types and number of plants on what your family likes and eats. Over planting is just a waste of time. If you take the time that you use to care for the plants that you don’t need and spend that extra time to care for the plants you will benefit from you will have a much more productive garden.
Once you decide on what plants you want to plant you should know what plants do well being planted with each other and which plants don’t. Companion planting can benefit the productivity of your crops along with helping to control insects and plant diseases in your garden. This is a very helpful method of gardening for a small backyard garden with limited space, raised beds and container gardening.
When arranging the layout of your plants you want to keep the taller plants to the north side of the garden so they wont shade the sun from the shorter plants. Then work your way across the garden to the south arranging the rows by the height of the plant, ending with the shortest plants at the south end of the garden.
You can have a small backyard garden that produces enough vegetables for your families needs with just a little planning.
A environment friendly and healthy way of gardening. Organic Gardening is away of gardening in harmony with nature. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that is healthier for both you and the environment.