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.
More in Outdoors
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.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007
© 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.