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How to Plant a Garden in Any Space

How to Plant a Garden in Any Space

If you’re new to growing food, how to plant a garden might seem a little bit bewildering. You may even think that you don’t have enough room to grow your own food. This graphic shows you what to plant, where to plant it, and when.

Obviously, there’s more to planning a garden than you can fit into a single infographic, so think of the cheat sheet below as your jumping-off point for experimentation and learning. Whether you have a shared plot, big backyard, or just space for a few small plots, this graphic shows you how to plant a garden to grow at least some of your own food.

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This graphic shows you which fruits, veggies, and herbs thrive best in small or large spaces. It also tells you when certain veggies will thrive. The months on the graphic below are for the northern hemisphere, so if you live south of the equator, you’ll need to flip these around.

My favorite part of this graphic, though, is the section on companion planting. Certain food plants can benefit each other when you plant them in a group. Those benefits range from enriching the soil to fighting pests. By showing you how to plant a garden using companion planting methods, it’s showing you how to raise your food plants with fewer pesticides.

Check out the graphic below, and tell us about your food-growing experiences in the comments!

How to Plant a Garden in Any Space

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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5:03AM PST on Mar 1, 2015

Great information, but these long infographics are frustrating and seem to be designed so they cannot be printed. This is the kind of info to print and take out to the garden, only we can't. Please, if you must use infographics, break them up into page-sized lengths so their information can be used an intended.

8:18PM PST on Feb 20, 2015

Of course, if you live in the desert southwest, the dates to plant and harvest may not be accurate. Everything will burn and die in the summer.

11:00PM PST on Feb 18, 2015

it's a cool infographic but i wish this article included a link to the website that originally put it together or at least tell us who it was

2:27AM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

I've had a garden for many years, but I learned something new today! Thanks!

12:09AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Yes interesting

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9:48PM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Question: How to Plant a Garden in Any Space

Answer: Visit Care2 everyday & plant trees for free. lol Well that's sort of a garden no?

8:25PM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

Good o know.

3:48PM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

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