Vegetable Garden Planting For Maximum Efficiency

When you’re planning a vegetable garden, there’s more to consider than just what plants grow in your area.  In fact, that should be your secondary concern as you get ready for your vegetable garden planting.

There are four questions you need to ask yourself before you even begin planning a vegetable garden:

  • What do you and your family like to eat
  • How much of these things CAN you eat
  • How much space do you have for growing vegetables
  • What grows best in your area

Taking these factors into account before you even begin will prevent you from wasting the food you grow, making vegetable gardening just that much more pleasant.  After all, the sight of rotting vegetables after you’ve done all that work to plant vegetable gardens is never pleasant.

Vegetable Garden Planting:

Depending on how much room you have, you might consider vegetable container gardening.  In fact, if you already have a flower container garden that grows a little tall, you can plant some herbs in with the flowers and make a border out of lettuce.

Green onions, carrots and herbs all make excellent vegetable container gardening plants, and are actually nice green plants to look at.

Also, when planning a vegetable garden, plan for the timing of harvesting your crop. Just because you get a million seeds in a packet doesn’t mean you have to plant them all at once.  If you plant everything at once, it will all become eatable at once.  Plant a few seeds the first time, then maybe a week or two plant a few more depending on how long it takes them to grow.

Hopefully this gives you some ideas to start planning a vegetable garden, and also how to do your vegetable garden planting so you’ll be eating fresh garden greens all summer long – and beyond!

For more good advice, check out Bartholomews All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook: Taking the Harvest to the Table