Vegetable Garden Design: Choosing the Right Layout for Your Garden


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Learn how to lay out beds in a garden—and the best way of deciding what to grow where. 

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.

Why not take a look at our online Garden Planner which is available here:

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very useful . . . starting

very useful . . . starting community garden.


Hi, like the look of this tool. Is it only UK climate? peaceout, Ini

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Hi there. We have climate data for the UK, US, Canada, most of Western Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. When you type in your location the Garden Planner looks up your nearest weather station to set recommended sowing, planting and harvesting times for your area (we find this to be more accurate than the more general ‘hardiness zone’ system).

Good video...very informative

Good video...very informative and points out lots of things to consider when planting a garden. I'm sure I will reference this video several times as I plan the garden this year. Found the video clear, concise and very on point. Thanks.

when is the best time to

when is the best time to plant ,and pick GARLIC . what is the best GARLIC to plant. THANK YOU , AND MAY GOD BLESS. STEPHEN ADAMCHICK

Hi, Stephen, Garlic can be

Hi, Stephen, Garlic can be planted in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, but fall planting is recommended for most gardeners. Plant in the fall and you'll find that your bulbs are bigger and more flavorful when you harvest the next summer. See our garlic growing page for more information: 

The English accent was too

The English accent was too hard to understand, while at the same time attempting to assimilate/comprehend what he was trying to teach.....sorry

There is indeed a LOT of

There is indeed a LOT of info. Just pause the video as you do with many "how to" videos. The voice is totally clear. The accent wasn't a problem at all for me. Very clearly articulated though quickly moving.

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