Some people grow food year after year and, no matter how hard they work in their gardens, never have as big of a harvest as they hoped for. If you’ve ever been in that situation, maybe it’s time to change your strategy. In this video, GrowVeg shares six strategies that are guaranteed to give you a huge harvest.
Here they are:
1. Choose High-Yield Plants – Radishes, lettuces, herbs, scallions, and beets grow fast, whereas zucchini, tomatoes, and potatoes have very high yields.
2. Grow Vertically – Climbing and vining vegetables help you produce a lot more in less space. Peas, beans, cucumbers, squashes, tomatoes, etc. all grow well on fences, cages, and trellises.
3. Stagger Spacing – If you stagger rows of plants, you’ll make better use of the space and can plant 10% more.
4. Start Interplanting – If you grow two crops in the same piece of ground, one slow growing and one fast maturing, you can harvest the fast maturing ones first before the slow growers need the space.
5. Grow in Succession – As soon as you harvest something, plant a follow-on crop in the same piece of ground.
6. Extend the Season – Use things like cold frames, row covers, and cloches to raise the temperature around the plants and lengthen the growing season.
Watch the video below to hear these strategies explained in more detail.