Vege garden design – The planning of an orchard requires the consideration of available garden space so that each vegetable is placed in a place that offers the best combination of sun exposure and space to grow. Planning a garden design in advance can make your garden more effective. Vegetables require adequate space to mature above and below ground level and the space requirements generally depend on the size of the plant.
Small vege garden design, such as green onions and radishes, should be about three inches apart. Green leafy vegetables, including chard, spinach and lettuce, need four to nine inches between plants, depending on the varieties. Tomatoes need about two feet of space around them. Larger, expanding plants, such as zucchini, pumpkins and melons need as much as three to four feet between plants unless they are on trellis.
Rows and hills are common options for landscape conditioning. Vegetables such as lettuce, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, broccoli and cabbage are very suitable for planting in rows. Potatoes and climbing beans can be planted in hills where several plants can share the same root space or support. Vertical vege garden design is an option for vine vegetables and fruits, such as cucumbers and melons, which are capable of climbing the trellises. A south facing garden will receive more sunlight, as long as no trees or walls are nearby to create shade.