Gardeners with limited space have to make choices, especially in the vegetable garden. But having unlimited space isn't always a blessing. We vegetable garden with our appetites in mind and we're all tempted to plant more than we can possibly take care of. There's always a cell pack of something I didn't think of earlier, that I toss into my cart, bring home and then try and squeeze into a corner of my garden. By late August, I'm vowing to only plant bright colored vegetables, so I can find them under all the leaves.
There are a few methods to help you get the most out of whatever space you have in your vegetable garden, without stuffing in so many plants there's no room for air or sunlight. They are four different ways to plant crops in succession and they require a bit of juggling and forethought, but you'll have continual harvests with little extra effort. Every garden requires some maintenance and succession planting sure beats deadheading and pinching in the flower garden.
Photo: © Marie Iannotti