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Maximize your garden harvest this season


Last updated 5/16/2013 at Noon

Cucumber plants can be grown vertically.

It is possible to increase a garden’s productivity even when space, time and energy are limited. Just follow these six simple planting, maintenance and harvesting techniques for a more bountiful harvest.

Maximize planting space with wide rows. Leave just enough room for plants to reach their maximum size. Make wide rows – 4 to 5 feet wide – so all plants can be reached for maintenance and harvest.

Minimizing walkways means more planting space.

Try interplanting. Grow short-season crops like lettuce and radishes between long-season crops like cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. T...

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