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Discover intriguing ways to grow vegetables

Vegetables are usually planted in rows. That’s tried-and-true, but we have other ways to plant a garden. Gardeners are experimenters, so maybe you’d like to try one or more of the following vegetable planting methods.

Square-foot garden: First, enrich your garden box soil with compost, fertilizer or composted manure. Then divide the box into square-foot sections with a grid of wood or any other marker that will survive gardening season. Each square is planted thickly with one type of vegetable or herb. Lettuces, carrots, beets, radishes, Swiss chard, spinach and basil are all good candidates f...


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