Vegetable Garden Design – Choosing the Right Layout for Your Garden

Vegetable Garden Design – Choosing the Right Layout for Your Garden

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The secret to success with your vegetable garden is good planning. Using dedicated vegetable beds and deciding in advance what you’re going to grow where makes gardening simpler, more efficient, and more productive.

Growing in dedicated beds reduces soil compaction, helps to simplify crop rotation, and makes weeding and protecting your crops a snap.

In this video we discuss the benefits different styles of beds offer and demonstrate how to position your vegetables for a better harvest.

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26 Comments

  1. Ayush Dewangan on July 31, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    By which wood the bed is made up of? & What will be the cost of 4 x 4 bed ?



  2. Latavia Loxton on July 31, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Extremely helpful…. thank you….



  3. Jody Kinney on July 31, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    I am wondering whether the beds should be oriented N-S or E-W? I can think of good reasons for both.



  4. The life of Sunny on July 31, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    How do I load the garden planner?



  5. jim dunkerton on July 31, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    hey I seen you had some frost protection on what I assume was tomato’s in this video,ย  I have seen them referred to as tomato bells, bell shape, cover individual plants, looked about knee high.ย  what is the proper name for them and where do you get them. thanks jim



  6. Jan on July 31, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Your videos are so helpful. Thanks for taking the time to help others.



  7. Elaine Rutledge on July 31, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I recycle polystyrene spools, that originally held wire for computer components into birdhouses. I make two styles: One gets a screw eye in the "roof" for hanging, and the other gets a dowel in the "floor" to sit into a hold drilled in the top of a post. the main modification is two plywood discs about 3/16" thick, painted black, and attached with nuts and bolts for the roof and floor of the house.



  8. Ayush Dewangan on July 31, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Can you please share some more gardening design ideas for vegetables?



  9. Beaguins on July 31, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    A video about planning a sloping garden would be helpful, especially if it gave advice about handling a slope inexpensively. I’m about to move, and the only sunny, open space has a bit of a slope down to a road. I’m not sure what to do about it yet.



  10. Patrick Meehan on July 31, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Good reminder about beds..



  11. Suze Siviter on July 31, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I am just dipping my toe in the water and this was the first video I came across, great ideas, never knew an app was available like that, this is a big help, thanks!.
    PS: What was the plant you recommended for polination; Colengia?



  12. Xenodike on July 31, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    does he app give you a warning when you plan planting something together that doesn’t get along? and does it give you suggestions on companion planting? ๐Ÿ™‚



  13. Eris123451 on July 31, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    That chap has one of those unfortunate faces that you just want to punch;but if you can get past that then there’s plenty of sound, practical and eminently useful advice about what you need to think about when planning your veg patch.

    Glad that I watched it, thank you.



  14. Pam Holloway on July 31, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    had to chuckle when I saw your netted brassica bed. the size of that mesh! maybe it’s just in my area, but our cabbage whites can get through a mesh that big with no effort at all. then, they stay for a long time. my brassica beds are covered with builders’ debris netting. it is sewn into the desired shape, and anchored well to the soil. this keeps most butterflies out, provides a bit of protection from wind and frost, and raises the temperature by a degrees or two, without reducing light levels noticeably, and last several years unless damaged by storms. I make them big enough for me to walk around inside, like a fruit cage, to reduce the time when they are open to intruders while I am working on them. they are better protection from mammals, like cats & foxes, who love to play and fight in the area, and pigeons, too, who just scoff the lot if given half a chance.



  15. Ayden Baptist on July 31, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    What should be the size of each vegetable beds



  16. dirtyvarmint on July 31, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Why does everyone make their garden in straight rows? It looks so stupid. When I look at vegetable gardens, they are always very ugly. With straight rows in the middle and dirt all around the edges. People use cardboard, wood boards, plastic, metal wiring etc. and it looks HORRIFIC. No matter how beautiful the plants become, the garden still looks like shit because of all the clutter and terrible layout. It doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look beautiful, it is not inviting and it causes stress just looking at it.

    On the other hand you have flower gardens. They are very beautiful spaces usually with grassy areas in the middle and flowers on the edges in a beautifully landscaped manner. They are designed to be beautiful and comforting. They never use wires, and plastic and plywood in their gardens because it looks like shit. They are intended to be stimulating, not repulsive.

    So why does everyone still insist on making vegetable gardens so ugly? Straight rows have literally no purpose unless you are a commercial farmer with like 100 acres.

    Here is an idea. Try making your garden look like a flower garden, but instead of flowers, plant vegetables.



  17. winny puteri on July 31, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Your video was awsome. I like the simple, the duration not long…i can’t wait for another video @_*



  18. Sandra D. Stokes on July 31, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful tips. This will be my first time planting a raised garden. I normally buy plants already started in large containers which is expensive.



  19. Kathy Hirsch on July 31, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    so many good advise thanks
    ย can u tell me please where can i found the garden planer



  20. Good Gardening Videos on July 31, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Good job! We’ve included this video in our Best of YouTube for creating a veg garden. https://goodgardeningvideos.org/creating-a-veg-garden/



  21. Nikki Likes on July 31, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Very Cool! So helpful!



  22. Dusan Ivkovic on July 31, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    I may sound silly but, I’d like to ask: is there a way for carrots, onions and other similar vegetables to reproduce themselves on their own and how?
    Some links please you are bored to write to me. Thank you.



  23. Tatiana Enders on July 31, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    I love your videos, there is always some little gem I pick up from them!
    I personally try to do raised beds that are not restricted by building wooden edges around. I simply pick up soil from where the paths will be that year and pile it on where the plants will grow. This has saved my early-spring seedlings a couple of times when there was too much rain and the paths were flooded. I am very conscious of rotating my crops, so at the end of the season I cover the entire plot with well-rotted horse manure and leave it to over-winter. In the spring I make new paths and new beds and try not to disturb the soil (I try to do the no-dig method as much as possible, since I believe there are different organisms at different depths in the soil that shouldn’t be disturbed by digging and turning the soil over; the manure gets dug in by earthworms throughout the season as well as getting the root vegetables out of the soil once they are ready for harvest). This way I can utilize the minerals that are in the soil where the paths were in the following year. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know your thoughts on my method. ๐Ÿ™‚



  24. Marsella D. Fyngold on July 31, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    What about an alternative ground cover for the paths? I keep hearing how durable and great a cover creeping thyme is and a certain species of low growing chamomile. Yae? Nay?



  25. Charlie LaFayette on July 31, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Very well explained plus excellent visual



  26. Myla Dunaway on July 31, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    At 1:45 when you’re talking about edging the beds, I noticed that there are CD’s attached to the strings above the bed. What are they for? I’m curious.