Vegetable Garden Design

Small Vegetable Garden

Small Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden Design is easy.

Lots of vegetable plants are attractive by themselves. If you want colourful leaves, try beetroot, red cabbage, red ‘leaf lettuce’, ruby chard with its brilliant red stems, or the coloured stemmed silverbeet.

A vegetable bed can be a decorative feature as well as a practical one. For example, geometric beds containing vegetables can be combined with archways covered by runner beans or even by a trained zucchini plant.

Vegetable Garden Design

Vegetable Garden Design

No-dig bed systems are great for growing vegetables. They are raised beds that you can fill with compost and then mulch down. This will save you the digging and will make it easier to remove weeds. If the beds are high enough you won’t even have to bend and it will save your back as well.

To create an easy-care, no-dig bed for growing vegetables only takes about half a day.

Why not try Potager style in your vegetable garden design? It results in low-maintenance, raised vegetable beds combined in an attractive geometric pattern.

Plant near the house those herbs and vegetables you most frequently use, and also the ones that need more regular attention.

Vegies in Pots

Vegies in Pots

Intermingle vegetables of different kind rather than planting them in blocks of one variety.

Herbs, tomatoes and salad crops are the best plants for the novice gardener because they are highly productive and can be grown in small spaces.

Ground covers like oregano, thyme, lettuce, radishes, spinach and rhubarb can fill any available space. Let spreading plants be only as big as you need.

Eating your organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs freshly picked from your garden is a great pleasure. And it’s also the healthiest food you can give to your loved ones. And with a bit of design your vegetable garden will look really beautiful.

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C. F. R. May 8, 2010 at 4:57 am

Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!