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.

Growing Crops in Beds Provides Easy Plant Access

2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Vegetable Gardening

DK - Vegetable Gardening, 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Narrow Brick Beds Ideal for Tiny Gardens

2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Vegetable Gardening

DK - Vegetable Gardening, 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Kitchen Gardens are Efficient and Easily Accessed

2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Vegetable Gardening

DK - Vegetable Gardening, 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

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