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Intensive Vegetable Gardening Plan – Block Planting



Intensive Vegetable Gardening Plan – Block Planting

One of the best ways to save space and grow more produce in your garden is through block planting. While you’ll need to leave a few inches of space between the blocks, it is a lot less than the space needed for straight file rows of carrots. And, unlike straight file rows, block planting is easy to do even if you’re limited by space. For example, you can plant two carrots per block in a row of six blocks.

The traditional vegetable garden layout is rows of plants. However, most vegetables grow better in blocks, which means you’ll have more produce per square foot. Compared to row gardening, block planting requires less space for walking paths between rows. For example, a 10-by-10 vegetable garden can be divided into four blocks of four by four feet, each 2 feet wide. The rows can be separated by a narrow path so that you can tend to them easily.

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