How to arrange the planting area
- First create a “blueprint” of your garden area using scaled grid paper, showing the number, location, and size of your soil-beds.
- Orient your soil-beds for maximum advantage of sunlight, watering, and access.
- As you place plants on your “blueprint”, put tallest varieties on the north or east. Never shade short plants with taller ones.
- Place leafy crops, such as lettuce and spinach, in locations with less than optimum sunshine if necessary.