How Big to make Your Garden
- The garden size should be limited to the available sunny space.
- Growing high yields in a small well-tended sunlit space is much better than struggling with a larger garden and poor conditions (Picture #1).
- Two rows of plants are best grown in 18″-wide beds or containers, with aisles of 3’ to 3½’, and at least one end aisle.
- Pulling soil from the aisles to make a slightly raised planting area with 4" ridges saves water & fertilizer, and minimizes weeding.
- Two rows of plants close together in a bed or container, with wide aisles, reduce watering, fertilizing, and weeding by 50%.
- Wide aisles give plants room for maximum light and growth, plus space for easier working and inspection of plants.
- Start small and provide regular care, and your success will give you the training and incentive to increase your garden size.