Styles Of Vegetable Gardening

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Vegetable gardens typically have been ostracized, stuck behind the garage or "out back," unseen by all but the gardener. But take another look. There is nothing ugly about a vegetable garden. In fact, there is great beauty, lake pride in your efforts. Step back occasionally and look at the big picture. Not since the days of the victory garden, when vegetables were not as readily available at the market, has the vegetable garden been much praised. Put a chair or bench and even a table by your garden. Take your morning coffee, your lunch, a drink to the garden, then sit and look around you. Contemplation will teach you to see more and make you a better gardener. It is a wonderful thing to be surrounded by plants and to celebrate the miracle of life. A traditional vegetable garden, with its straight rows planted in block formation, a tapestry of green punctuated by brightly colored vegetables, is not to be taken for granted or easily dismissed. Il is no small accomplishment.

A traditional vegetable garden is laid out in rows which are spaced far enough apart to allow one person to walk between them in order to weed, water, and harvest the produce. This is a simple, practical, no-nonsense design.

For the new gardener, this is the easiest plan to execute the first year. Burpee's "Best Vegetable Garden" is an ideal plan with which to start. Plant it as shown here, or eliminate sections or substitute your favorite vegetables for those suggested. Just make sure to allow proper spacing between plants.

Burpeeana Early

Tomatoes

Pepper (Sueet). Crispy Hybrid

Zucchini, Burpee Hybrid Cauliflower. Early

White Hybrid Carrot. Toudo Hybrid

  1. Marigold. Fireworks Hybrid, Mixed Colors
  2. Hush Beans, Tenderpod

Tomatoes

Pepper (Sueet). Crispy Hybrid

Zucchini, Burpee Hybrid Cauliflower. Early

White Hybrid Carrot. Toudo Hybrid

  1. Marigold. Fireworks Hybrid, Mixed Colors
  2. Hush Beans, Tenderpod
  3. Broccoli, Creeri Goliath
  4. Cucumber. Bush J. Eggplant, Burpee

Hybrid

Burpee's Best Vegetable Garden

A traditional vegetable garden growing at Williamsburg, Virginia.

Peppers Vegetable Gardening
Top: Peppers unci Swiss chard are decorative growing alongside the annual flowers celosia and marigolds. Above: A formal vegetable garden is both beautiful and practical.

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