How to Effortlessly Maximize Your Vegetable Garden Space

How to Effortlessly Maximize Your Vegetable Garden Space

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Do you want to start a vegetable garden, but don’t think you have the space? Maybe you live on a small city lot, in a condo or apartment, or have too much hardscape near your house to conveniently garden. There are many ways to garden that can work for you, and help you maximize your yield. Gardening in a small space can give you more produce than you would have ever imagined. Even if you have a lot of space, try these steps for maximum vegetable garden growing success!

Container Garden: From planters to buckets to other small structures, a lot of people find the container method a great way to test out their green thumb. Containers can be quick and easy but can also limit the amount of produce you can grow in your vegetable garden.

Raised Garden Bed: While you can grow food in just about anything, the best part about raised beds is that you control the soil, especially if you live in an area with soil that is hard to grow in (like clay or sand). You can purchase soil from the garden center and amend it with compost and natural fertilizers to make it even better. This is an easy and safe way to grow food.

An Eco Garden System takes raised bed gardening to the next level by elevating it to a height where you don’t have to bend down. This makes it easy for anyone at any age to start a vegetable garden. It can be placed anywhere you want to grow food and is made of food-safe material instead of wood so that nothing can leach into your soil.

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Companion Planing & Square Foot Method

Incorporate the Square Foot Gardening method: This method saves a lot more space than traditional row gardening, making it the perfect match for raised beds. You can plant your seeds within square foot sections, allowing for more veggies to be planted in a small space. For example, an Eco Garden Original Garden has 24 square feet of growing space, and we actually recommend overplanting (by up to 50%), which maximizes your space utilization as well as production in your vegetable garden. You can follow the directions on your seed packets for square foot gardening and if you want to see how this method works in action, check out this helpful video by Epic Gardening.

Companion planting: Now that you have your raised bed garden and are planning to try square foot gardening, what do you plant where? Companion planting allows for better root growth by planting vegetables next to other vegetables that don’t compete for nutrients. For example, heavy feeders like cabbage should be planted with light feeders like carrots. Tall plants, like tomatoes, can provide shade to more delicate plants, like lettuce. And adding in flowers and herbs will help deter pests. Also, educate yourself on what plants do not play well together – this will help prevent underperformance in your vegetable garden, especially as you are starting out.

There are many ways to garden in tight spaces. The best advice? Just get growing and see where it takes you. And if you want to maximize your vegetable garden production, try an Eco Garden Original Garden and some of the suggestions above and you’ll be well on your way to creating your very own slice of heaven – right in your own backyard.

What gardening tips have worked best for you? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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