Vegetable Garden Designs

Vegetable Garden Designs

BHG.com Gardening Garden Plans Vegetable Garden Plans Vegetable Garden Plans Do you want to grow a vegetable garden but aren’t sure how to get started? Need inspiration for your vegetable garden design? Try one of the free vegetable garden plans from the editors at Better Homes and Gardens; you’ll find something for every space and every kind of vegetable gardener, too. If you’re a gardener without a lot of space to devote to growing vegetables, try the Patio Vegetable Garden plan along a deck or patio for convenience and beauty. Kids love to grow vegetables; they’ll enjoy the harvest and won’t have to put in a lot of work with the Children’s Vegetable Garden plan. If you enjoy ethnic cooking, you may want to take time to put in either an Asian- or Italian-Inspired vegetable garden to enjoy vegetables and herbs for those cooking specialties. Spring, summer, and fall all have crops they are known for — radishes and lettuce in spring, for example, tomatoes and corn in summertime, spinach and a second round of peas in autumn. Maximize the harvest in each season with these season-specific vegetable garden plans. If you want to theme part of your landscape around color, it’s easy enough to do it with a vegetable garden; start with favorites such as chard, red cabbage, onions, and other treats for a great-looking, great-tasting garden bed. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email
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Vegetable Garden Designs

Vegetable Garden Plans Do you want to grow a vegetable garden but aren’t sure how to get started? Need inspiration for your vegetable garden design? Try one of the free vegetable garden plans from the editors at Better Homes and Gardens; you’ll find something for every space and every kind of vegetable gardener, too. If you’re a gardener without a lot of space to devote to growing vegetables, try the Patio Vegetable Garden plan along a deck or patio for convenience and beauty. Kids love to grow vegetables; they’ll enjoy the harvest and won’t have to put in a lot of work with the Children’s Vegetable Garden plan. If you enjoy ethnic cooking, you may want to take time to put in either an Asian- or Italian-Inspired vegetable garden to enjoy vegetables and herbs for those cooking specialties. Spring, summer, and fall all have crops they are known for — radishes and lettuce in spring, for example, tomatoes and corn in summertime, spinach and a second round of peas in autumn. Maximize the harvest in each season with these season-specific vegetable garden plans. If you want to theme part of your landscape around color, it’s easy enough to do it with a vegetable garden; start with favorites such as chard, red cabbage, onions, and other treats for a great-looking, great-tasting garden bed.
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Vegetable Garden Designs

Do you want to grow a vegetable garden but aren’t sure how to get started? Need inspiration for your vegetable garden design? Try one of the free vegetable garden plans from the editors at Better Homes and Gardens; you’ll find something for every space and every kind of vegetable gardener, too. If you’re a gardener without a lot of space to devote to growing vegetables, try the Patio Vegetable Garden plan along a deck or patio for convenience and beauty. Kids love to grow vegetables; they’ll enjoy the harvest and won’t have to put in a lot of work with the Children’s Vegetable Garden plan. If you enjoy ethnic cooking, you may want to take time to put in either an Asian- or Italian-Inspired vegetable garden to enjoy vegetables and herbs for those cooking specialties. Spring, summer, and fall all have crops they are known for — radishes and lettuce in spring, for example, tomatoes and corn in summertime, spinach and a second round of peas in autumn. Maximize the harvest in each season with these season-specific vegetable garden plans. If you want to theme part of your landscape around color, it’s easy enough to do it with a vegetable garden; start with favorites such as chard, red cabbage, onions, and other treats for a great-looking, great-tasting garden bed.
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Vegetable Garden Designs

Herb and Vegetable Gardening With Kids This lively, custom-made, cedar raised veggie bed by Aloe Designs is teaming with radish, beans, carrots, parsley, kale, cabbage, Swiss chard and asparagus, while a chorus of potted herbs flourishes in the background. Perennial Playtime Thyme, chives, sage, and basil play nicely in this lush garden by Home & Garden Design, Inc, along with perennials such as agapanthus, phlox, Mexican petunia and daylilies. Picket Fence Herb Garden The entrance gate garden by Home & Garden Design, Inc. makes for a convenient spot to plant and pick pretty perennials and basic cooking herbs, including rosemary and chives complemented by daylilies, coreopsis, petunias, parsley and thyme. Simple Symmetry Rows of Ikea ceramic pots are neatly arranged by Aloe Designs and filled with curry, sage, oregano, thyme, tarragon and basil. Cool Characters This closeup of a front yard edible garden by Home & Garden Design, Inc shows how a glass cloche protects a seedling tomato plant from cool nights while ‘Buttercrunch’ lettuce, romaine and cabbage thrive in the breeze. Neat and Sweet Aloe Designs designed a raised custom cedar wood vegetable bed that’s packed and compact, filled with carrots, kale, garlic, corn, beans, arugula, peppers, squash, lettuces, kale and basil. Cottage Charm Italian cypress trees watch over this lush perennial and herb garden by Home & Garden Design, Inc. featuring torch lily, ‘Limelight’ hydrangea, sweet basil, oregano and parsley. Mix and Match Fruits, veggies and herbs coexist in a custom corner unit by Aloe Designs featuring early spring seedlings and espaliered baby apple trees underplanted with strawberries. The Spice of Life Mint, parsley and chives make a potted garden of herbs both colorful and tasty in this row of planters by Aloe Designs. Sunken Garden A sunken garden by Aloe Designs features an in-ground BBQ pit surrounded by pea gravel and an attractive assortment of sage, thyme, lavender, hyssop, winter savory and sage. Front Yard Flavor This creative landscape plan by Home & Garden Design, Inc brings curb appeal and herb appeal with throngs of savory edibles, including sage and Texas tarragon paired with perennials such as agapanthus and echinacea. Traditional Medicinals This in-ground bed of herbs and medicinal plantings by Aloe Designs meshes lavender, thyme, oregano, and santolina. Pretty Pottage This traditional English-style pottage garden by Aloe Designs is full of summer bounty: Beans, corn, cabbage, potatoes, squash, beets, garlic, eggplant, onions and poppies! Cornerstones in Herb Gardening This beautiful, front yard edible garden by Home & Garden Design, Inc features a quartet of raised beds with natural stones and a variety of cool season favorites such thyme, kale, lettuces, fennel and parsley. Landscaping With Herbs This quiet garden spot created by Home & Garden Design, Inc. includes garlic chives and spirea ‘Shirobano’ along with lavender, Thai basil and perennial Solidago, which attracts beneficial insects and pollinators.
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Vegetable Garden Designs

That was 40 years ago and I’m still vegetable gardening. However, I’ve learned a bit since then. Now I experiment with new varieties, plant combinations, and techniques to make my vegetable garden a productive, fun, and attractive part of my yard. Vegetable gardens can be as beautiful as any flower garden while also providing food for the table. All it takes is a little planning. While I tuck vegetables here and there in flowerbeds, I also like having a main vegetable garden area to concentrate the food production. The main vegetable garden doesn’t have to be all veggies, though. Feel free to include herbs, edible flowers, and fruits.
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Vegetable Garden Designs

Outside of common belief, there are actually many ways to design a vegetable garden. With the proper design and maintenance, you no longer need to hide your vegetable garden away from view. In fact, a well-designed vegetable garden can be quite attractive as well as functional.
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Vegetable Garden Designs

Raised beds help keep vegetable gardens neat while maximizing the planting space. Plan your vegetable garden to have maximum space for vining vegetables, such as cucumbers, and clearly defined pathways. Place stepping stones in a large raised bed veggie garden so you don’t compact the soil when working. Mix and match colors and textures of flowers and vegetables to create a stunning visual effect. Tepee trellises let tomatoes grow in their natural form, yet keep them upright, making more room for herbs and flowers to grow.
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Vegetable Garden Designs

While I make discoveries every season, I’ve settled on a vegetable garden layout using raised beds. For me, it’s the key to a beautiful and productive garden. First, let’s review the basics of vegetable gardening, then we’ll talk about building raised beds.
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Adding unique features into the vegetable garden layout plan also can add more interest. You might try incorporating a bench, garden globe, or various garden ornaments to serve as interesting focal points. Within my own garden, I transformed an old mailbox into a haven for birds. Use a trellis or even a ladder as support for vine-growing plants, beans, and tomatoes. Depending on your particular design, water features, such as fountains, can offer additional beauty as well.
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With our free online planner, you can get the blueprints to a super-productive vegetable garden, based on square-foot gardening techniques instead of traditional rows. Click the Pre-Planned Gardens to get a quick start. Choose from 26 options, including many designed just for elevated raised beds. To create your own garden, click Plan Your Own Garden. Just drag and drop crops to the planting grid and the planner fills in the number of plants.