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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 Design

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 Design

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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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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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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Make It Pretty Most people think of vegetable gardens as a plot of green, leafy plants in boring rows. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can grow edible plants in a vegetable garden design that rivals the beauty of any flower garden. In a relatively small space (roughly 20 x 20 feet), they grow mouthwatering fruits, vegetables, and herbs—as well as flowers. Add statuesque sweet corn to your home garden with our growing guide.
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Most people think of vegetable gardens as a plot of green, leafy plants in boring rows. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can grow edible plants in a vegetable garden design that rivals the beauty of any flower garden. In a relatively small space (roughly 20 x 20 feet), they grow mouthwatering fruits, vegetables, and herbs—as well as flowers.

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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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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Protect Your Plants If hungry deer, rabbits, or other critters visit your garden, protect your plants (as here, with a simple 3-foot-tall fence) so the pests don’t harvest more than you do. Chicken wire attached around the fence’s perimeter keeps small animals out of your vegetable garden design. Here’s a hint: If rabbits, gophers, or other burrowing animals are a problem, your wire fencing will need to extend at least a foot below the ground to keep critters from digging under it. Click here for more tips on dealing with pests in the garden
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Bring On the Birds Natural gardeners know the value of attracting birds to a vegetable garden design. Many common birds, including robins, mockingbirds, wrens, and warblers eat harmful insects. Include a source of water in your garden to attract your feathered friends. Here, a simple birdbath set among herbs does the trick. Here’s a hint: Birds will appreciate a source of shelter nearby, so if you can, plant a shrub or small tree near your garden.
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Natural gardeners know the value of attracting birds to a vegetable garden design. Many common birds, including robins, mockingbirds, wrens, and warblers eat harmful insects. Include a source of water in your garden to attract your feathered friends. Here, a simple birdbath set among herbs does the trick. Here’s a hint: Birds will appreciate a source of shelter nearby, so if you can, plant a shrub or small tree near your garden.
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The best location for the vegetable garden is close to the kitchen so it’s easy and convenient to visit. In addition, it helps if you can view the garden from a window. When the garden is easy to see and reach, you are more apt to notice what needs to be tended and to take full advantage of the harvest.
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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.

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