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Big Results from Small Gardens


No matter what size yard or balcony – there's always room to grow vegetables.

Try mixing a few vegetables into your container gardens. I started the season with this colorful mix of lettuce and snapdragons. As the weather warmed I planted a mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers in pots for my patio.

Increase your in-ground garden space as well. Try inter-planting short season crops like radishes between long season crops like cabbage. The radishes will be ready to harvest before the cabbage need the space.

Further maximize your plantings with wide rows. We're planting our onion sets several inches apart within rows 4 inches apart. The secret is leaving just enough room for the plants to reach maturity. 

Don't forget to go vertical. Growing cucumbers, pole beans and squash on teepees and tomatoes in towers can save planting space for other vegetables.

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