Block Planting Vegetables in Beds
An easy way to grow crops is in beds, where the gardener can focus on improving the soil, removing weeds and planting dense blocks of vegetables in a manageable, defined area.
Model of Efficiency
One big advantage of growing crops in beds is that the whole bed can be reached from the path. This means that the soil does not get trampled and no space has to be left between plants for access, allowing crops, such as these leeks, to be grown closer together in efficient blocks.
Decorative and Practical
Specially constructed brick beds are ideal for tiny gardens because they look decorative, and even very narrow beds can still support useful crops of herbs, salad leaves and, where the soil is deep enough, as it is here, parsnips.
Low-Maintenance Kitchen Garden
This garden demonstrates that using beds makes it easier to keep paths weed-free, and you need add organic matter only to the soil that will be used for growing. Crops can also be weeded and picked without getting muddy shoes.
Choosing the Right Organic Plants
Choosing the right plants for the area will make an organic garden much more productive.
An Eco-Friendly Way to Win the War against Weeds
Keeping weeds from crowding your squash crop doesn't have to mean lots of harsh chemicals. Here are some natural, easy solutions from DIY.
Learn about the different types of cucumbers and discover how easy it is to plant and grow these cool, crisp veggies.
Homegrown grapes can be used in making jams, juices and baked goods. Follow these tips on growing grapes in the home garden.
Growing Cucumbers Vertically
Cucumbers feel right at home growing vertically, either on a trellis or in a tomato cage.
Perennials That Love Sun
Pick the right plants for the brightest spots in your garden.
Eggplant comes in many shapes and colors, the most common color being dark purple. But white-skinned varieties are tasty and easy to grow, and they give a garden a special twist.
Learn about 11 plant varieties and the planting information for each.
Kohlrabi and Yardlong Beans
These vegetables are grown as annuals -- kohlrabi is a cool-season crop and yardlong beans and white eggplants are warm-season crops.
Growing and Harvesting Kohlrabi, Yardlong Beans and White Eggplant
Here are some growing tips and harvesting hints to help maximize the yield of kohlrabi, yardlong-bean and white-eggplant crops.
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