Planning for the yield you want

Some gardeners start off in an orderly manner by planting all their vegetables in rows of the same length, but space means something different to a carrot and a cauliflower. A 10-foot row of broccoli will give you a manageable amount of produce; a 10-foot row of parsley will provide enough for you and the entire neighborhood, but it isn't a big problem because you can freeze or dry parsley and use it all year around. A 10-foot row of radishes, however, can be a big mistake — no family can eat all those radishes, and they don't store well, so you could end up with a lot of wasted radishes. Cucumbers sprawl all over the place and need a lot of room; carrots are fairly picky about soil conditions, but they do stay where you put them. So you have to estimate how productive your plants are likely to be. The description of individual vegetables in Part 2 will help you estimate how many plants to grow.

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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