Planning a vegetable garden is not an easy thing. You need to think about the compatibility of plants, the level of required sunlight and shadow, prepare a good soil for them. But when you do everything properly you will have fresh products all year round, so be sure that this worse it.
Every vegetable has its place, so take it into account when planning a vegetable garden layout. There are three types of plants: fastidious, medium fastidious and unfastidious. The first type needs a large amount of nutrients. It includes cabbage, zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin, tomatoes, peppers and celery.
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Medium fastidious type needs fertilization only once a year in spring or autumn. It includes eggplant, onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce, kohlrabi and garlic. Unfastidious crops are those, which do not need any additional fertilization. These are peas, beans, parsley, dill, sage, basil and other seasonings.
So, when planning out a vegetable garden the kitchen garden should be divided into four sections. One of the sections will be used for perennial plants, such as strawberry, which should be pricked out not more than once every three or four years. The second section is allocated for fastidious plants, the third one – for medium fastidious plants and the fourth one – for unfastidious plants. A year later it is necessary to rearrange the sections and plant there other vegetables. This changing gives the soil an opportunity “to have some rest” and get a better harvest.
In addition, planning a vegetable garden plot it is necessary to pay attention to the compatibility of plants. For example, it is quite possible to sow onions, garlic and radishes between the rows of tomatoes. And tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and potatoes shouldn’t grow close to each other, because they can “share” the same pests.
Of course, you shouldn’t be afraid to make experiments, but don’t ignore the recommendations of confirmed gardeners.