One of our mottos is: Don’t plant more than you can take care of.
We planted our fruit vegetables in this 10-foot by 10-foot section of our garden (two tomatoes, three okras, three squashes, and three cucumbers).
Fruit vegetables produce a flower that develops a fruit that has seeds.
By maximizing the space among the plants, air and sunlight can reach all of the plants, which is essential for the plant’s health.
“Crowded plants not only discourage growth, they encourage pests and disease.”(Planet Natural Research Center)
The extra space among the rows allows easy access to maintain the plants.
*Over ten years in the making, our garden is a 450-square-foot no-till, raised-row, organic garden in which the vegetables are rotated seasonally. We are located in the suburbs of Tidewater Region of Virginia.
Writer: Tom Myrick