Whether you are a novice vegetable gardener or have 20 years of experience, we agree that there is nothing better than a bumper harvest at the end of the season. Just need some secrets and some free time, and you will have a fruitful year.
The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.
Start intensive planting garden bed
The most reliable way to increase garden production is to reduce the space between plants. The idea is to plant broadband to reduce the amount of ground dedicated to the path.
To start a dense garden, make beds of any length, but limit their width to 3 to 4 feet, so you can reach the center of the bed from both sides. Here I recommend you to use Savana's gardenbed, which is environmentally friendly and easy to use.
You will find that some vegetables grow better with support. They perform well on scaffolding, fences and other structures. By growing up rather than going out, your garden will produce more per square foot. Vegetables grown on scaffolds also tend to suffer less disease problems.
Tomatoes. If uncertain varieties are selected, they will continue to grow and produce for a long time, usually until frost. Tomatoes are grown in wire cages or tied to seven foot high stakes that are driven two feet underground. Caged tomatoes require the least attention, but are more susceptible to fungal diseases. Tomatoes planted on wooden piles benefit from being pruned into single stems; This means constantly pinching off new branches that appear at the fork between the main stem and the leaves.
Polar beans. Although they take longer to mature than shrubby beans, polar beans take longer to produce. Train the beans on tall wooden poles or sturdy bamboo cone tents.
Cucumbers. Rattan cucumbers (as opposed to shrub varieties) grow well on fences and trellises. The cucumber fruits planted vertically are also often straighter and more uniform than those planted on the ground.
Peas. These super sweet edible pod peas are one of the most productive vegetables in the spring garden. By choosing high vine varieties (such as the original sugar crisp peas), you can easily grow them on a 5-6-foot mesh trellis. Choose carefully so as not to damage the fragile vine.
Melons and wax gourds. If you choose to plant these long season crops vertically, heavy support is required. Larger varieties may even require slings made of cloth to support the fruit. You also need to tie the vines to the support with cloth strips; Avoid using string or wire, which can cut into vines.
Extend the season
There are two kinds of continuous planting, which are super simple!
The simplest form is to plant varieties for a limited period of time within a few weeks. For example, you can plant 10 corn seeds per week for 4 weeks instead of 40 at a time. This will give you a month's corn instead of all at once.
Another example is planting bush beans every two weeks to ensure continuous supply. If you want three crops, plant one third of the beds every two weeks. Other crops that benefit from this continuous planting include corn, carrots, radishes and lettuce.
Replace used plants
The second type of continuous planting requires more planning. This means that when the crop in your garden is finished, you take it out and plant something else there.
For example, when your peas are finished this season, pull up the vines and plant cucumbers in their places. The key to the success of the system is to prepare a batch of new seeds or seedlings after the completion of the first crop. The system works best when you start planting vegetables that grow well in cool weather but not well in hot summer. In addition to peas, you can also use this technology for lettuce, spinach and radish.
A related technique is to plant several varieties with different maturity levels. For example, you can plant early ripening tomatoes at the same time of planting the main season steak varieties, such as "early ripening women".
This technique takes advantage of the fact that some vegetables grow quickly while others take time. For example, if you plant carrots and radishes together, you can harvest carrots in about 30 days, when carrots are still small. Another option is to combine vertical vegetables (such as tomatoes) with low growth crops (such as melons).
Some effective interplanting combinations include:
Spread watermelons and pumpkins are planted under the tomatoes planted on wooden piles.
Corn and lettuce or peas and carrots.
Combine fast and slow vegetables such as lettuce and tomato, beet and lentils, spinach and wax gourd, leek and sweet potato, and radish and sweet corn.