Vegetable Garden Layout Option: Block Style Gardening


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Vegetable Garden Layout Option | Block Style Gardening

Have you ever heard of block style gardening? Block style gardening (also known as square foot gardening) is a method of laying out your plants that  increase your growth compared to a row style garden design.

It’s the perfect way to plan your garden and get the most bang for your buck!  The special design reduces the need for frequent weeding and makes harvesting and water much simpler. Perfect! If you are looking for a vegetable garden layout option, block style gardening may work well for you.  To accommodate this vegetable garden layout, a raised bed is best.  Check out our Vegetable Garden Raised Bed tutorial for detailed instructions.

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If you are interested in this method, take a peek at how block style gardening is done!

The Basics on Block Style Gardening: When you utilize block planting  you don’t have any walkways that are unnecessary.

  • Try to avoid single rows plantings.
  • When you plant your crops be sure to do so with an equal-distance spacing  between neighboring plants.
  • Beds should be at least three feet wide.  It will then be easy to reach the growing bed from walkways for planting and weeding as well as harvesting.
  • Walkways need to be at least 24 inches in width
  • Mulch walkways with old grass clippings or an organic mix.

Some ideal plants for Block planting:

  • Cole crops such as broccoli or even cabbage.
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Vine Crops such as squash and pumpkins.
  • Trellis tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Potatoes

 

So give block planting a try and see how it can benefit you! If you are looking for a vegetable garden layout option, block style gardening may work well for you and yield beautiful and abundant results!

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