Consider family likes and dislikes as well as nutritional quality when you choose crops for your garden. Grow only crops and cultivars adapted to conditions in Wisconsin.
Determine the amount of each crop to plant on the basis of family likes and dislikes, family size, and nutritional qualities of the crop. Short rows are better than long rows, since 20 to 30 feet of each crop is generally enough for a family. Experience and yield records will also aid in more exact planning.
Wherever the garden is not level, run rows across the slope to reduce soil washing and erosion. Otherwise, direction of rows is usually not important.
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