Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas and Planning

Vegetable Garden Layout

Your Vegetable Garden
Layout Ideas and Planning

Planning is everything! Organising your vegetable garden layout will be a key factor in getting the maximum yields, especially if your growing area is limited.

Here are some Ideas and sketches to consider for your vegetable garden layout ideas.

Vegetable Garden Layout The Right Location
The right location is absolutely everything, and will mean the difference between a good harvest or a dismal crop.

Sunshine is your best friend! On the whole, the brightest sunniest areas will produce the best yields, so if you only have limited areas that are sunny, then your vegetable garden layout will need to be well thought out, and the type of crops well chosen to make the most of the space.

I only have a small patio garden, and my sunny area is limited to about half that space. Therefore in order to get the maximum growing potential from this space I will have to think outside of the box a little by incorporating multi-tier growing platforms which allow me to place as many crops into the sunny area as possible. Below is a sketch of my the raised bed vegetable garden arrangement I have just built (see the initial construction in this video), with an additional raised platform which I designed to hold grow-bags.

The additional platform will virtually double the growing capacity of the area, and with the correct structure, there is no reason why a third tier could not be added, potentially tripling the growing capacity of the area. Obviously there are considerations to be taken into account such as ensuring the tiers are positioned in such a way that they do not cast continuous shadows over the plants below.

My finished units --->

High-Yeilding Methods
There are also other high-yielding methods you can incorporate into your vegetable garden layout.

Raised bed gardening and vertical gardening are pretty much the standard, but square foot gardening is also a superb way of helping to get the absolute maximum yields from your space.

Also raised beds warm up more quickly, meaning you can plant earlier, giving you a longer growing season.

Which Vegetables?
It's also important in your vegetable garden layout planning, to decide which vegetables you will grow.

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Most design work is site specific

But you might want to visit the library and check out Keith Davitts book on small space garden design.
I bet he has a website too.
The Sunset series of books is good and I hear that BH+G has a website with some kind of garden plans.
I have never checked it out but have read about it on other gardening forums.

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