Ideas, layouts & planning tips for a backyard vegetable garden

A vegetable garden can be grown in your backyard, front yard or even on a balcony or little-used side yard, as long as there is plenty of sun exposure. There are many design and layout options for a vegetable garden. You may want to opt for raised beds so you can better control the quality of the soil. Or you may want to go with a beautiful kitchen garden that is as much a focal point as a place to grow edibles.
Finally, if you are short on space, you may even consider growing vegetables in containers. With a little bit of thoughtful planning, vegetable gardens can be as beautiful as any flower garden. And with a lit bit of effort, you can maximize your garden’s productivity and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

In this section, you’ll find tips from landscaping professionals on:

– The key factors to consider when determining the size of a raised vegetable garden, including available space, desired yield and accessibility.
– The material options for constructing a raised bed, including wood, masonry block, brick and stone.
– Tips for planting a successful kitchen garden, which combines herbs vegetables, fruits, perennials and shrubs so it’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
– Using the square-foot gardening method to yield the same crop as a row garden but in a fifth of the space.
– Tips for growing vegetables and herbs in containers when space is limited.
– A look at the variety of edible plants you can grow, including trees, vines, shrubs and perennials that produce fruit & herbs
– How to protect your vegetable garden from deer, gophers, and other forms of wildlife.
– Vertical support options for small vegetable gardens, such as trellises and tomato cages.
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