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Vegetable Garden Layout

Updated on February 6, 2014

Vegetable garden layout ideas

In this vegetable garden layout guide you'll find quite a few different ideas for getting creative in your yard and planning a garden to suit your own personal style. Although the traditional way is for the vegetables to be set out in long rows, your garden need not follow these traditions. I have chosen, like many other home gardeners, to use raised vegetable garden beds where the vegetables can be planted in blocks rather than rows. But you don't even need to be limited to these two options. There are many more creative layouts, as the vegetable garden layout plans featured on this page will show.

Don't feel as though you have to have a dedicated vegetable garden either. If your yard is small (or even if it isn't), you could plant vegetables in your flower bed or flowers in your vegetable bed. Alternatively you may chooses to grow your vegetables in pots.

One way to layout your kitchen garden is a potager garden, which is a beautiful ornamental vegetable garden where vegetables, herbs and flowers are chosen according to their aesthetic value as well as their edible value and are mixed together in one or more vegetable garden beds.

Take a look at these vegetable garden layout examples and see if you get any ideas for your own vegetable garden plans this Spring.

The vegetable garden layout diagrams pictured below were all produced using this online vegetable garden layout tool.

traditional vegetable garden layout
traditional vegetable garden layout

Traditional Layout

Planting in rows

The traditional way is to plant the vegetables in rows, each row growing a different type of vegetable. Each row usually runs from north to south to take full advantage of the morning and afternoon sun. The seeds are sown in single rows using string and stakes to keep the rows straight. Enough space needs to be left between the rows to allow room to walk and to comfortably gather your produce. If your ground is not level, and you want to plant in rows, the rows should run across the slope rather than up and down, to prevent the soil from being washed away when the garden is watered.

Planting your vegetables in rows makes it easier to distinguish between vegetable and weed seedlings. Watering is also made easier since a soaker hose or a trench of water can be run alongside each row, allowing the water to easily reach the base of each plant. Because a row garden is reasonably open, there is good circulation of air thus restricting fungus and mildew which could grow after rainfall or a dewy night in a more closely planted garden. Because of the layout of this style of garden, a lot of space is taken up with the paths between rows which means there is less space for planting your vegetables. So this layout would not be the first choice for the smaller yard. Also constantly walking on these paths will compact the soil there, making it more difficult to rearrange your vegetable beds at a later date. In this traditional row layout, there may possibly be more pest attacks because vegetables of the same variety are planted in a row, allowing the pest to move easily from one plant to the next.

vegetable garden layout raised beds
vegetable garden layout raised beds

Vegetable Garden Layout Raised Beds

Although it is not strictly a particular layout, the raised garden bed (an example of which is square foot gardening) is included here because it is often planted in blocks rather than rows. Vegetables are normally planted closer together than in the row vegetable garden layout making this is an ideal choice if you only have space for a small vegetable garden. These beds need to be narrow enough so that you do not need to tread on your beds to plant, weed, water or harvest your veggies. A good width would be 3 to 4 feet, (.9 - 1.2 metres) if you can get at the bed from both sides. You can build raised beds out of recycled wood, bricks, concrete blocks, stones, an old bathtub, or just pile up the soil on top of the ground. A good depth would be about 8-12 inches (20-30 cm).

A raised bed will enable the soil to warm quicker so you can plant earlier in the season. It will also improve drainage. Even if you have very poor soil or even a concrete slab (make sure you have a soil depth of 12 inches or 30cm for this situation), a raised bed will allow you transform a barren patch into a bountiful harvest. A raised bed also alleviates the problem of tree roots competing with your veggies for nutrients and water but make sure that any tree will not cast too much shade on the garden beds.

Potager Layout

The French kitchen garden

A vegetable garden need not be hidden away out of sight. Another type of vegetable garden is the potager style, a beautiful French kitchen garden, where flowers are mixed in among your herbs, fruit trees and vegetables The potager garden is traditionally made up of a symmetrical or repeating pattern of small rectangular, square or triangular plots separated by brick or stone paths (though of course, in your own garden, you could choose to use hexagons with gravel paths or even irregular blob-shaped plots with mulched paths.) The whole garden is usually bordered by a clipped hedge. You could use something useful, such as a hedge of rosemary plants. Planting in the beds tends to be in groups or patterns.

These plantings can be delightful to behold as many ornamental vegetables are colourful and attractive, from the frilly red or green leaves of lettuces to the brilliantly coloured stems of the rainbow swiss chard to the blue-green leaves of kale. This style of garden lends itself to companion planting which can help to repel pests naturally. For example, planting French marigolds next to tomatoes can reduce the number of nematodes in the soil which can stunt the tomato's growth, and the scent of the marigold could deter whitefly. You will need to research companion planting since some combinations will actually be detrimental (e.g. don't plant peas next to onions or garlic).

Sample potager layouts - click on the small pictures to see a larger version

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32' x 32' potager  layout
32' x 32' potager layout
29' x 24' potager plan
29' x 24' potager plan
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20' x 20' potager layout
26' x 17' potager  plan
26' x 17' potager plan
21' x 21' potager  layout
21' x 21' potager layout
Four Square Garden Layout
Four Square Garden Layout

Four Square Garden Layout

The four square garden is based on a very simple layout. The garden is usually divided into four square or rectangular garden beds with two perpendicular paths (like a plus sign +) running between them. These paths could be composed of paving stones, packed earth, gravel, wood shavings or even lawn. At the intersection of the two paths, there could be a focal point such as a statue or a pond. In 12th century England, this garden was generally in the front yard, with the entrance to the garden being a white picket gate, although it could be an arbor or trellis covered with a flowering vine. Typically the garden was surrounded by a protective enclosure such as a rock wall, fence or hedge. Of course, you must be careful to avoid shading your vegetables growing inside though!

formal asymmetrical garden layout
formal asymmetrical garden layout

Formal Asymmetrical Garden Layout

A formal assymetrical garden layout is ideal if you don't want to be too rigid but you do prefer a sense of order. You can do this by experimenting with different geometric shapes (for the paths or the garden beds) next to each other or overlapping, strong lines or repetition of elements to get the desired effect. Using curving lines, modern materails or casual furniture will make this style seem less rigid.

Adding a formal clipped hedge as the border of the garden, pond, or individual beds will add to the structured feel of the garden. Or you could grow your own topiary using a potted boxwood or bay tree and trimming it to fit a frame.

Cottage Vegetable Garden - An informal vegetable garden layout

A cottage garden is an informal, sprawling garden containing a mixture of flowers, vegetables, herbs and maybe a fruit tree or two. In the garden layout shown here, there is a heavier emphasis on the vegetables. I have grouped the plants together to give them more visual impact than scattering them individually throughout the garden. I have included meandering paths, a sundial, two dwarf apple trees, a few fruit bushes, a picket fence - you can only see the gate ;-) and a seat situated to enjoy a view of the garden pond.

Kids' Vegetable Garden Layout
Kids' Vegetable Garden Layout

Kids' Vegetable Garden Layout

Educational and fun!

A child's garden is very educational and a great incentive to get your children helping in the garden and also to eat vegetables which they have grown themselves. If your children are old enough, get them involved in choosing which vegetables to grow and in creating their own vegetable garden plans.

The plan shown on the right consists of a tepee made from 5 long sticks, fastened together at the top. Sugar snap peas, which are fun to pick and eat right there, are then planted around the base and allowed to climb up the tepee on strings which have been strung between the sticks (leaving one section free for the doorway so the child can crawl inside). Mulch inside the tepee.

See some vegetable garden layout plans and ideas for children.

More Ideas and Information for Kids' Vegetable Gardens

Kids' Vegetable GardensFind out about planning, planting, and maintaining a child's vegetable garden even if you don't have a lot of room. Get more ideas of fun elements to include in the garden and which plants to grow.

Pizza garden layout - A novelty vegetable garden plan

pizza vegetable garden layout
pizza vegetable garden layout


Are you a gardener who loves cooking? What about pizzas? Do you love pasta sauces? For the freshest, best tasting Italian tomato sauces you could grow your own ingredients. And if you want something a little special, you could always try this novelty vegetable garden plan.

Shaped like a pizza, this vegetable garden includes basil, oregano, garlic, marjoram, onions and tomatoes (for the sauce) and peppers (for the pizza topping). Or simply blend all these ingredients together and add Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper for a yummy pasta sauce. And all from your own pizza garden. :-)

Winter vegetable garden layout
Winter vegetable garden layout

Winter vegetable garden layout

In this winter vegetable garden, I have chosen the following vegetables:

  • cabbage (an early and late variety)
  • kale
  • leeks
  • corn salad (or lamb's lettuce)
  • perpetual spinach
  • swiss chard
  • celeriac
  • endive
  • chickory

In the garden planning software I used here, I was able to enter my frost dates and the program showed me the planting and harvesting times for my selected vegetables.

If you live in the northern hemisphere, position your winter vegetable garden on the south side of a wall if possible. In the southern hemisphere place the garden on the north side of the wall. This will enable the garden to still receive the winter sun, while protecting it from the colder winds. A brick, concrete or stone wall is also a thermal mass which will store the sun's heat during the day and radiate it at night, keeping the area close to the wall warmer.

Choose your vegetable garden layout
Choose your vegetable garden layout

Choose your vegetable garden layout

Don't feel as though you need to stay strictly in the guidelines for each layout. Be creative. Find your own style. Choose what suits your situation the best. Be prepared to use different shapes like the circular garden on the right. Take a little time to decide which vegetables to grow. Be prepared to add herbs and flowers to your vegetable garden or herbs and vegetables to your flower garden! And don't be afraid to try a mixture of vegetable garden layouts - for example a potager style garden in raised beds.

One of the easiest ways to design your vegetable garden layout is by using software on the computer to just drag and drop the veggies like I did for all of the above vegetable garden plans. In the same piece of software, you also get access to a planting list of all the vegetables you have placed in your vegetable garden plan showing sowing and harvesting dates. This works for both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook

Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook
Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook

Read how to adapt the French potager kitchen garden design to American needs and conditions today.

 

Vegetable Garden Pictures

Traditional Vegetable Garden Pictures - Click on the vegetable garden photos for a larger view

  

  

  

  

  

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Cottage Vegetable Gardens

  

  

  

  

  

Pizza Garden Pictures - Click on the vegetable garden pictures for a larger view

  

  

  

Children's Vegetable Garden Photos

  

  

  

  

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      funwithtrains lm 7 years ago

      Nice lens, 5 stars!

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      x3xsolxdierx3x lm 7 years ago

      You did a GREAT job with this lens! 5 stars! (found your lens on SquidU)

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      Hi way over there in Australia. Great lens. I'm a gardener too and this gives me some other things to think about. The area I can grow in is rectangular so that's the shape of my raised bed. 5 stars.

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      James20 7 years ago

      Hi there, a great lens. This is one of my plans I plan on doing. 5*

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      MUMMYB 7 years ago

      Great lens.5* and faved.

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      DeboraR 7 years ago

      Great job on this lens. I never heard of any software on how to grow a garden before reading this. Very interesting!

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Lovely designs for garden beds,something we should think on more when planning veggie beds.Great lens 5*s

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      FunGifts4All 7 years ago

      Great lens. My husband and I have been talking about starting a garden. Great tips.5*'s

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      tcinvestor 7 years ago

      Another great garden lens. Nice job.

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Really neat images. I used to garden a LOT when we lived back in Pennsylvania (we're in Flagstaff, Arizona now) and I used a combination of blocks and rows and did a lot of companion planting, with certain vegetables and flowers mixed together for pest control. I'd change things up every year, too. Anyhow, I really like this lens. Great information and presented very well.

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very interesting. Right now I only have room for some tomatoes on the deck, but it would be cool to have more growing. Squid Angel blessed!

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      Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Gardening is on my mind! I know I'm going to love all your gardening lenses...

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      dsmower 7 years ago

      Hello everyone,

      I'm very excited about designing a potager garden, and would love to combine it with a rain garden (specificially designed to collect and hold runoff water from roofs for green gardening). I plan to put in raised beds (to keep the plants up out of the water, but beyond that am not sure what to do. Does anyone have any experience/advice/suggestions/links with/for potager rain gardens?

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Excellent lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I just had to check out the software that you used for these diagrams. This is so neat.

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      bengriston 7 years ago

      I wish I had found your layouts before I planted my garden this year. Every year it starts off fairly neat but in no time my vines are crawling up places they should not be.

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      Manbiki 7 years ago

      This is wonderful!

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      Jakoba LM 7 years ago

      Very charmingly illustrated, helpfully described gardening lens. One could get started without going to a large number of planning sources.

      Maybe you have source of good seed companies? This is a difficulty here. Cheers. Blessings for your homeschooling. Have done it too.

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      Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Lovely lens with beautiful illustrations of vegetable garden layouts. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Beautiful layouts. Lots of very useful information. 5*s

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      WhitU4ever 7 years ago

      We were at Home Depot yesterday, and our Garden Guru was there. We talked for an hour about gardening, listening to him give us tip after excellent tip about planting our fruit trees. He showed us a raised bed with an attached trellis that he had made, and we knew we were going to make one too. This is an absolutely fabulous lens! I'll be back. ~ Whit

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      auslandesign 7 years ago

      Great lens - just don't let my hubby see it - hehehe. His first year with a vegie garden in australia and he's making full use of the Perth sun!

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      Kevin Wilson 2 7 years ago

      Very cool layouts and images - nice work! It would be very interesting to see pictures of real gardens built from the design, next to the computer layout.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      This is very useful and fun too. I love the graphics! The idea of the raised beds really appeals to me.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Wow! These are wonderful! I feel so boring now. I have always just planted in the straight rows.

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      We've got a serious bunny problem. So our garden is hanging from planters on metal rods around the yard. It's not the best system, but I'm tired to losing my plants altogether.

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      Tiffany3 7 years ago

      Wow, wish my garden looked half as good!

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      wfi 7 years ago

      These layouts make my past gardens seem so..... random.

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      steveffeo lm 7 years ago

      I love this lens, I am into gardening bigtime. I use the Mittleider method which is a cross between traditional rows and raised beds, We create "soildbeds" or you can also plant in "Growboxes", I really like the design of the potager garden from an artistic view, perhaps I can plant leaf and berries in such a design, GREAT work

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      wayfarer lm 7 years ago

      What great ideas! I like the idea of creating a themed garden like a pizza garden. Mine would have to be "Let's have a French-Italian-Mexican Meal Tonight" garden. ; )

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      mitchking 7 years ago

      These are some great plans. I have been trying to find a way to maximize my garden space so I can get the most of what I have.

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      rubyandmahoney 7 years ago

      These layouts make me wish I had a bigger yard. I just have a patio, so I am going to try some tomatoes in pots this year.

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      WritingforYourW 7 years ago

      I like the square foot gardening idea. I have raised beds and plant onions and garlic all over the place, and I never have problems with pests, heh. Only humans are crazy enough to enjoy those strong-smelling/tasting veggies. ;)

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      tarodoug 7 years ago

      This is very cool. We have a garden at home, but this will make for some adventures this year in designing it a bit differently with the family. Thanks for sharing! 5* fav.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      love this tool - will def have to check it out! i've been using excel, but this would be much easier.

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      ElectricityElf 7 years ago

      Love the pizza garden!

      I can't do it now, but someday....

      Fabulous stuff, thanks so much.

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      garyrh1 7 years ago

      Those are some nice ideas. I've always been a liner, and I'll probably keep doing that. However, I am doing it a bit different this year. I'm going to plant squash around the outside , with garlic just inside. Then of course polebeans with corn. But I'm also going to do a few other veggies in there such as peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and other squashes.

      This is the first time I'm trying this, but hopefully it will help keep out some rodents and insects like it is supposed to.

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      riverpoem 7 years ago

      Nice lens

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      Carmel Aaron 7 years ago

      Thanks for visiting my Raw Organic Vegetable lens.

      I love this one. I also love raised beds, but, some of these gardens are just beautiful designs. I would be happy to try some. 5 Stars for you.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Some truly great ideas here for the home vege gardener. Mine is just finishing the summer crops and now read for winter plantings. I always have flowers and things around veges for interest and also the bees. Top marks

      Norma

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      SallyCin 7 years ago

      Great lens...I really love the potager layouts...they look like works of art! I've been drawn to permaculture...we are looking to maximize our yield in the garden as well as companion plant.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love the lay out pictures. I wish I can do some.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love the lay out pictures. I wish I can do some.

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      This is amazing!!! I have never seen so many different types of garden layouts. Great lens. Blessed by an Angel.

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      mikebishop 7 years ago

      Thanks for this. I love all the different layouts.

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      billionare 7 years ago

      great money saving tips, home grown veges taste better anyway

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      FitnForty 7 years ago

      was just reading about fresh veggies for good nutrition, better taste and saving money... great information - thanks!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Ireally like your illustrations, as well as all the practical advice- thanks!

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Wonderful vegetable layout! Might as well plan my personalized layout and see how it will look. 5*

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love the garden layouts. It almost looked like I was playing a game. 5 stars.

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      amerock-ch 7 years ago

      Pretty elaborate layouts. I appreciate

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      MurrayCoco 7 years ago

      very cool! I love the variety of layouts; from simple to very detailed!

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      Airinka 7 years ago

      really cool ;)

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      jbanning 7 years ago

      Very nice lens, Very cool, Will recommend :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Interesting and fun. I am afraid I am not much of a gardener so I won't be implementing any of your plans. Still well laid out lens. Thank you.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you - just what I needed - I have a small patch ready to go and your ideas are just what i needed. Thanks

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      GardenPlants 7 years ago

      Very informative - great tips for small vegetable gardens and good I like the plans. Thanks

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      WiscBear 7 years ago

      we have a round garden, which was created from the footprint of a former above-ground swimming pool. lots of good ideas here.

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      cabinet-knob-pulls 7 years ago

      @Airinka: The coolest one is Pizza layout - where do you get these ideas?

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      cabinet-knob-pulls 7 years ago

      @funwithtrains lm: Actually very nice and useful for gardeners

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      PolyPak 7 years ago

      Great lens! Very informative!

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      sheela1 7 years ago

      Nice Information.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      ¨¨¨°º©©º° This lens has been blessed! °º©©º°¨¨¨

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      QuiltFinger 7 years ago from Tennessee

      Wonderful lens! I always go for traditional rows, but in a perfect world I would have a gorgeous potager.

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      dietforhealth 7 years ago

      Great Lens! Had to go traditional on the vote. Love your site too.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      Gardening is definitely out where I live; we can't even grow trees.

      On another note: congratulations on your purple star. This lens has been featured at Even More Purple Star Awards. If you have additional purple stars, please feel free to let me know and I will add them.

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      Lovely lens - I like the pizza layout! Blessed by a SquidAngel

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      Lovely lens - I like the pizza layout! Blessed by a SquidAngel

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am planning on putting in a raised bed garden this year, your article had some good advice, thanks

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      Leo9 7 years ago

      What a visually beautiful lens! I've just moved into a house with a lovely big block - only problem is it's on the side of a hill. We're currently putting in tiered garden beds for herbs and vegies. Lovely helpful lens.

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      Rose Jones 7 years ago

      Blessings as my children and I discover gardening. My mother and father are looking down from heaven with a contented look on their face. They had seventeen fruit trees, vegetables galore and bees on their one-quarter acre lot. We always ate well from the garden!

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      Barbara Casey 7 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      Super lens... the graphics really help, thanks!

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      CLUZ 7 years ago

      Wow! this is breathtaking! The photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing. 5*

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I love growing vegetables in raised beds, but have always just planted in rows. It's amazing how many vegetables you can get from a small raised bed and your lens gave me a lot of great ideas for planting mine this year!

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      MargaretsBiz 7 years ago

      I'm planting as many things as I can in POTS this year! Weeds be gone!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Awesome information.

      5* and lensrolled to The Kitchen Garden

      Lizzy

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      MissPuppy 7 years ago

      wow! I want one of those gardens at my place. Very good lens!

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      GramaBarb 7 years ago from Vancouver

      Wonderful diagrams and ideas. Very good!

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      greenerme 7 years ago

      This is so interesting, because I've actually never done it! I'd love to start my own garden sometime in the near future. Thanks for this information!

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      pinkrenegade lm 7 years ago

      There are great ideas in here for gardens thank you

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      Gardening100 7 years ago

      You have many great ideas! Thank You! If your Interested in another easy way to make your garden beautiful you should use Rubber Mulch! It's Cost effective and Does not float/blow away! http://www.rubberecycle.com/landscape.asp

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      jaynedur 7 years ago

      Great idea's i think i may implement some of these to my own garden.

      -blueberrylover

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      jaynedur 7 years ago

      p.s. i love tomatoes to :D

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      What a great planning tool! Beautiful subject and beautifully presented. Happy 1-year anniversary! I leave you organic Angel blessings :-)

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      IvanaBee 7 years ago

      It's very inspiring. With my hubby we are going to grow vegetables and fruits as well, but it looks like it won't be this year. We will check next year and see if we can use any of these advices for our garden.

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      SquidooAsh 7 years ago

      What a great lens this is! 5*/thumbs up! Both my parents have green fingers, this should be useful to them. Thanks for sharing!

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      cornersofa 7 years ago

      Hi there, could you please tell me which software you used to do the gardens' drawing? I would like to plan a garden for my kids using your technique. Thanks for your lens!

      Wouaw, I've always been tempted by adding a pergola to my garden but never really found one I liked. I love the Modern Asian flare though, it looks really contemporary. Thanks for your lens! Designers Headboard

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      @cornersofa: Hi cornersofa. The software I used is under the two big arrows up a little higher on this screen.

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      johnbon 7 years ago

      Hi there, could you please tell me which software you used to do the gardens' drawing? I would like to plan a garden for my kids using your technique. Thanks for your lens!

      Headboards for beds

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      TacTac 7 years ago

      What an interesting lens. I love your graphics and found some great ideas. Thanx for the information.

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      ottoblotto 6 years ago

      Extremely well done! A lot of excellent information here.

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      lamonza 6 years ago

      I like idea you

      my dinnerware sets

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      AndySamuels 6 years ago

      Lots of info and love the colour throughout. Great pics and like the direction to software.

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      TomGrow 6 years ago

      I love your lens, especially the idea of planning for it. I have bought a new home recently and have been working it slowly, I am getting ready to put in some new raised beds, and now after reading your lens I will add a kids garden for my grandchildren.

      Thanks

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      celia19O5 6 years ago

      Many ways to save our world...

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      three c86a4 6 years ago

      Great lens. I love the layouts, especially the pizza garden.

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      collmj94 6 years ago

      that looks great!!! i try to keep it the same as u. the only problem is that there are so many damn bugs when i am trying to garden! this helped me keep the bugs away from my beautiful garden. http://medichatmd.com/myblog-admin/mosquito-preven...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi GonnaFly, I love your garden designs. I featured it on my recent new lens because I thought your designs would inspire others to get out there and grow their gardens! Thanks

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      Rose4u 6 years ago

      These garden layouts are absolutely great! Love this lens :)

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      triathlontraini1 6 years ago

      Great info here! I've lensrolled it to my Rainwater Harvesting lens. :) Thumbs Up!!

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      Jamie_Riley 6 years ago

      Wow! these are great ideas for garden layouts. We do a big garden every year and it's become a gathering place for our family in the summer. Love the idea of a walk way, arch and lots of flowers. I think your readers may also enjoy learning about how simple it is to preserve all those garden goodies! http://www.squidoo.com/canning-and-preserving-food...

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      martialartstraining 6 years ago

      Wow i hadn't even thought about the possible improvements that could be made to a traditional veggie garden. I don't think i'l ever get too creative with mine, but than again I might change a few things.

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      Obscure_Treasures 6 years ago

      I found lots of useful information, great lens, Thanks!

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      So much useful information and great veggie garden designs. They all look fascinating . I like the idea of raised beds but the potager gardens really make an impact don't they.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Tomatoes and corn are very bad together. a parasite that's attracted to corn -LOVES eating and mateing on tomatoes.. KEEP THEM FAR APART AS POSSIBLE!

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Wow! So many great garden layout ideas. Hopefully I'll get to try a few out someday soon - but for now, I'm a container gardener... Nice lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      smart lens! thanks for sharing your ideas!

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      teakbenchesqtb 6 years ago

      you've given me wonderful ideas for my own garden. thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a fabulous lens, I love all the ideas, definitely bookingmarking this, I have to get my veggie garden started some day and this definitely puts me on the right track - Kathy

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      Meloramus 6 years ago

      Lovely ideas here! Thanks for your hard work.

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      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      I especially like the children's garden plan.

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      nickjohnparry 6 years ago

      cool idea for lens!

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      Astrieanna 6 years ago

      I never realized there were so many choices for laying our a garden. The potegear gardens are pretty awesome, as is the software you're using for those diagrams. =)

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      Kevin Wilson 2 6 years ago

      great layout plan pictures - very nice! I have a raised bed (no sides) vegetable garden which is rapidly (well, slowly really!) taking over all the grass: my partner looks forward to the day when there is no more weedwhacking or mowing!

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      encouragingwords 6 years ago

      These give me lots of great ideas; thank you!

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      Magicality LM 6 years ago

      I was inspired by the raised bed layout ... I'll work something out for my next garden (moving soon!).

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 6 years ago from Northern California

      Fantastic idea to use a online Garden Planner. I'll have to look into this for next year. I can see the kids enjoying doing the computer simulation and then making it happen in the garden.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I have been planning to create a vegetable patch but never knew how to start one.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great Lens! Thanks!

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've always yearned for a true potager garden. In my current home I have the space and your lens has given me a heap of ideas. No excuses for me not to get started. Thanks.

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      pylemountain1 6 years ago

      I tried a new garden layout a couple of years ago. Basically, all you do is locate good spots in your yard and dig a hole (about 2 feet wide by 2 feet deep) in each spot. Then you adjust the soil contents in each "hole" to accommodate whatever you intend to plant there. I found many advantages to this method. 1) If you don't have a good spot for a traditional garden, you just find good spots for holes. 2) You need only purchase enough fertilizer, etc. for each hole. 3) You can easily customize the soil contents for each hole - rather than a "one soil fits all" approach. 4) Weed pulling is easy because of easy access. I could probably list many other benefits, but these are the main ones.

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      this gave me so many ideas for a small space garden thanks.

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      redpillpuppet 6 years ago

      This is great, I have never seen that much veggie garden layouts. My favorite is the cottage plan. I´m currently growing herbs and some veggies in pots on my balcony.

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      EmmaCooper LM 6 years ago

      Great lens, love those layouts! I'm a big fan of the less formal layouts myself.

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      Asinka Fields 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Fantastic lens. Gave such clear ideas for my next summer garden!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very creative vegetable garden layouts that look fabulous. Informative lens with value added tips.

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      How did you know I am planning a new garden space? This is the perfect lens to freshen up some of my own ideas. Thanks for well organized lens and terrific links.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You have made vegetable gardening beautiful here and received a very well deserved Purple Star to boot. I live in an apartment now, but I can dream!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Very helpful lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      One problem with many of these - the corn. Corn is pollinated by wind. It needs to be in blocks to go to fruit. If you only have one row, or just a few, you will get ears with little to no kernels. You should plant corn in at least 6 plant x 6 plant blocks.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I used to mix vegetables with flowers, where possible. It looked so nice. I think I have to try a pizza garden next! Really nice ideas!

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      thehiplady lm 6 years ago

      A truly inspirational lens. I've finally got a garden again and have asked for gardening tools for my christmas present. Roll on spring. I'm going to visit this lens frequently

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Back to this great lens to congratulate you on making The Best Squidoo Intros Ever list. Great job and well deserved.

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      We've usually had a small vegetable garden every year but out town had sprayed for Japanese beetles a few years back & we have one more year before we can plant again. In the meantime we have been just planting flowers & using pots on the deck for veggies.

      Congratulations on making the list of The Best Squidoo Intros Ever!

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Stunningly attractive lens, never mind the great content.

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      I have a small raised garden bed and I also use containers for some of my plants.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      always a very tricky task - however much ore little garden you have. Best tip I can offer is that it is essential to plan it, or it will go awry. There are so many different ideas out there - we tend to follow the 'biodynamic' option.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Really great Hub! Very refreshing. I prefer to keep my vegetables in long lines, the longer the better. This makes it easier to harvest later too! - Mini Greenhouse Guy.

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Beautiful and informative...thanks! This lens is **angel blessed**

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Excellent ideas, thank you.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      Wow you have my brain doing circles and spins. What great ideas. I have made many notes on how I want to set up my vegetable garden. Even learned a few new things. Great job. Blessed by SquidAngel. You are featured on Home and Garden SquidAngel.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      i would love to have my own little garden someday! great lens! cheers

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      This lens has inspired me to start a small vegetable or herb garden. It sounds like a lot of work but sure worth a try. Great photos and info. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago

      Great. Really enjoyed the lens.

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      AllPurposePapoon 6 years ago

      I have a small garden in my backyard in Texas. Would you believe that I planted spinach in the late fall and it is surviving the winter? Mind you it's not flourishing, but it has survived several freezes. Added this lense as a like

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome article. If you ever need a garden shed or shed plans, check here for helpful tips!

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      fishingadv 6 years ago

      nice vegetable garden...... i like pizza layout garden...

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      sugunalinus 6 years ago

      Marvellous lens. Thank you for the share. Even in the gardening books i could not find such detailed layout. I wish I use this in future.

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      Murphypig 6 years ago

      some great ideas. thanks

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      Came by to give you an extra special Angel Blessing. Love this lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a great lens - interesting and helpful

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      PrettyWorld 6 years ago

      We have such poor soil that we do all of our veg in 5 gallon buckets or tire gardens. We have a bountiful compost heap and a source for free recycled buckets and tires so that helps a lot. Last year the tomato garden had 220 buckets of tomatoes in it. Container gardening lets us grow most of our own food even though our soil is mostly rocks and coal. And at the end of the growing season, my flower gardens get augmented with the bucket compost.

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      Coffeebreak9am 6 years ago

      I love this lens. It is very interesting and helpful and it is the perfect time of year for this where I am. Thank you so much. Happy home schooling,from one to another...:)

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      bobbyjones654321 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Keep sharing. Thanks for this informative article.

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      Obscure_Treasures 6 years ago

      Love your vegetable garden designs! Great Lens!!!!

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      A well deserved purple star for an awesome lens. I am going to feature it under Purple Star Lenses on my lens, The Squidvertiser.

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      Barbara Casey 6 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      Found some good layout ideas in a book called "Gaia's Garden."

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Nice lens --- my parents have a huge veggie garden every year, the traditional row layout. I think raised beds works best if you have limited space. There is nothing like fresh vegetables from the backyard!! :) btw, I was home schooled. :D

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      DougHouse 6 years ago

      this is very helpful for my project...very interesting

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      Whoa, cool garden lens. I would probably use one of these, but with flowers, not veggies.

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! I love gardening - actually, I just added and lensrolled your lens on my own lens just now. Thanks for the great layouts! As soon as we get back home in May (we're away for the winter), we'll be getting our own garden in. Can't wait! :)

      Hugs, Kath

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Stopped by again, this time a I just happened to have some Angel Dust in my pocket. This is a very helpful and well done lens, I do admire it very much.

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      lhamamute 6 years ago

      Nice decoration for garden!

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      pettrainer 6 years ago

      Thank you for the info ! I have just started planting a garden last year this well be my second year .So This lens give me some good idea's to make my garden thanks.

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      Love your garden layout collection!

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      RetroMom 6 years ago

      Going to work on a raised bed this year, try to cut down on the cost of veggies!!!

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      Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

      Great Lens! Congrats on the purple star as it is well deserved. i simply love gardening and although I have a small balcony I am really proud of my herb and vegetable selections. As for now I grow then in pots but I cannot wait until I have a larger space to plant.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Found your great lens just in time. It's time to start planning here in Arkansas, Thanks for all the great info.

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      Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Here are some Angel Blessings, and I am featuring this beautiful lens on my lens Autumn Garden Plants

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Wonderful lens. Hoping I can make spring come earlier by thinking gardening thoughts. :-)

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      Spacee 6 years ago

      This is a very informative lens. I love the pizza garden. The possibilities are endless with a bit of creativity and garden know how.

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      jamesnodturft 6 years ago

      You are definitely making me long for spring. I can't wait to get the basil and tomatoes in.

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      superstarjc2 6 years ago

      This has great ideas to help improve my vegie garden thank you.

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      tomterm8 6 years ago

      I like your lens, I have a similar layout in my garden to your raised bed garden, it is very convenient. Having said that, we have some flower beads mixed in, we always work on the theory the flowers attract bees to pollinate the vegetables.

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      FlorianFisher 6 years ago

      one of your designs reminds me of my parents' vegetable garden.

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      bossypants 6 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Your lens is very inspriational. Right now, I only have a small garden, sort of in rows. (Oh, to be as neat as your drawings!) I love the idea of rthe potager garden. Beautiful lens!

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      otherlleft 6 years ago

      I planted some garlic in the fall and will be just starting to garden a little bit at home this spring. Thank you so much for the different layout ideas!

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      keepingitsimple 6 years ago

      not just a garden, that is art!

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      mojens88 6 years ago

      Wow! So artistic, gardening is also an art. I had been growing vegetables myself for the last 15 years. Just now I don't have any kitchen garden but this is only temporarily. I will save your lens and use it as inspiration.

      Great work!

      Be yourself and be happy, never top dreaming!

      Happy Natural Life,

      Kristin Jensen

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      ComedyFrog 6 years ago

      As a haphazard gardener these ideas are brilliant, so helpful and informative and what a great looking page overrall - thank you for all your hard work on this....now where's my trowel...

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      five thingsabout 6 years ago

      I love these layouts and never would have thought to do anything like it before. As long as I can keep the critters out this year, I am going to try one of these layouts. I was thinking containers on the deck too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You have some great designs for the vegetable garden layout.

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      Fignewton37 6 years ago

      I really like your lens. I wish I had had this a number of years ago when I tried to plant a garden. I have a lifestyle now that does not allow me to have a garden, but I will have a home again someday and will plant another garden. I will use your lens as a guide. You have put a lot of work into this and it shows. Thanks.

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      kguru1979 lm 6 years ago

      Very nice and lovable lens..! All layouts are very innovative...!

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      sewwhat1 6 years ago

      Hi there, thanks for checking out my Lens. I really have always been old fashioned and traditional. However I really liked your Lens on the variety of vegetable garden layouts. I may break away from my comfort zone and try something different this year. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      I love this lens, it's beautiful! I tend to spend much more time drawing my garden plans than actually gardening! My mom used to draw elaborate house plans, and I get carried away with garden plans. I think I was a Victorian in a former life. My dream garden is a huge Victorian garden with a spiky black iron fence around it with a huge fountain in the middle and formal beds. I love the graphics you created and all the pretty photos. Awesome lens! Bookmarked, faved & starred. ~Vicki~

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Oh such lovely lens!! Blessed by me!

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      I like gardening. Nice layouts.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great looking lens

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      aperkins lm 6 years ago

      I'm getting the "pitchfork itch" looking over your gardening plans, and I just looked up to see - more snow, on April 2nd! Fortunately I have a small area that I can start plants indoors. After bringing the kids to various places and getting ready for birthday party traffic in the house, I may take a little "gardening break" in the back room. Thanks for creating such an inspirational lens!

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      LisaD1 6 years ago

      I loved looking at the different garden layouts. I can't wait to come back when I plan out mine.

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      daniela12 6 years ago

      Impresive!!1

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      ToroLeafBlower 6 years ago

      My dad loved his gardening, his vegetable patch was as neat and organised as some the plans you have shown in this lens, thanks for some great ideas

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      TheresaMarkham 6 years ago

      Wahoo! Love this lens! I'm dreaming of this year's layout @ the community garden.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      These are some great veggie garden designs, I wish I had a bigger garden that is for sure.

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      carredsal 6 years ago

      Nice lens...You have given me some fantastic ideas for my garden:)

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      Kompressionsstrumpf 6 years ago

      I did not know there is a layout for gardening! But it makes sense, thanks for this inspiring lens. Happy growing!

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      Bella Stella 6 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas. I will let my mother, who has a garden, know about these styles! She will get crazy with the options she has for making it looking unique!

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      Chris-H LM 6 years ago

      Thanks! I had a postage stamp garden when I was a kid. Maybe time to do it again...

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      plushdeco 6 years ago

      A whole lot of different cardening ideas. Have to try some of them. Thanks!

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      Green_Apple 6 years ago

      Great lens, a lot of work. Thanks for your sharing your expertise with us!

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      RomeSal 6 years ago

      So well done! - I have a neighbor who has green hands and she told me she will get some of the work done on my lawn and show me how to grow nice veggies. She grows everything in her yard and even pears, grapes and cherries; I will let her know about your lens.

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      hampstead 6 years ago

      Hi, I have a backyard garden and is trying hard to get it organised. Your lens is very inspirational to me and I will keep looking at it for ideas that will help with my garden/

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      What a great lens with awesome garden ideas and pictures. I can see why this is number one!

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens & beautiful designs.

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      meisgood132 6 years ago

      Wow this lens is stunning, it will surely achieve a higher ranking in Squidoo.

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      Does these garden layouts increase the productivity.Really nice lens.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      What a nice, informational lens! Love it. I favorited it so I can stay up to date. Thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I used the square foot garden method last year for the first time. I couldn't believe how well it works. This lens has some amazing tips, ideas, and garden layouts! Happy Gardening!

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      careermom 6 years ago

      Lovely designs. I wish I had a yard that would allow me to have a garden. I miss that.

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      Mary 6 years ago from Midwest

      Nice lens. I love to garden and learn the simplest ways to do it.

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      dfishbac 6 years ago

      Great lens! So creative.

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      ViJuvenate 6 years ago

      Great ideas! I'm currently using raised, permanent mulched beds. I live in a climate that can go from dry to sopping wet, for long periods, and you never know which one you are going to get. I find that the raised beds keep the roots dry enough, and the thick mulch keeps them moist enough. My biggest problem is planting seeds through it, but with the greenhouse I'm putting up, hopefully that will be minimal, and I'll be putting seedlings in, for the most part. Thanks!

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      gabriel32 6 years ago

      Great lens. Thank you for sharing good stuffs.

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      greenwrld 6 years ago

      Really cool, I'm sharing.

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      Susan 6 years ago from Dover Delaware

      I really enjoyed reading about the different types of layouts for gardening. This year though because I have emphysema, I am going to be planting things in pots and a small raised garden. You have made a really nice page.

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      journey103 6 years ago from USA

      Beautifully done and such a great reference for a vegetable garden!!

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      caffimages 6 years ago

      Great idea. I love the idea of a pizza garden especially. Lots of good layout deas here. Pity I can't try them all!

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      tiffanytruly 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens, article, garden designs-totally fantastic. My husband and I fancy ourselves gardeners since we grow one for several other people besides ourselves but you take the prize from us by a huge margin. I absolutely loved this and the handy little tool, I am going to have so much fun showing all the ways I could make my garden look.

      Tiffany

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      tkbennett 6 years ago

      Gardening is wonderful. Great exercise and being outside helps with mood.

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      ltraider 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Lots of layouts to consider. Thanks

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      purpleslug 6 years ago

      Great lens! Never new how beautiful a garden could be with the creative layout. Thanks!

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      window-well-cover 6 years ago

      wonderful! that is almost we are living in the nature. have lots of idea how to make a home garden.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      exciting

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      tomwjr 6 years ago

      Very cool lens, I love the software you use for your garden planning.

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      britishidol2011 6 years ago

      Really very beautiful,creative and in details

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      I love gardening. It's always been my humble little hobby. Planting veggies are my specialty. This has given me an idea for a whole new look in my backyard! Wonderful lens you have.

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      kavis2006 6 years ago

      helped

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      This lens is really cool - thanks for sharing this! I love being in the garden and this just adds another dimension to my gardening knowledge.

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      Nuke_H2 6 years ago

      very good lens. I like it :)

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      luzgames 6 years ago

      Very informative, merci.

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      Gale 6 years ago from Texas

      Wonderful lens! Really easy to visualize!

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      JaySing 6 years ago

      Great ideas and fun stuff. Good images too. I stand inspired.

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      petralim09 6 years ago

      I love all this information

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      Snakesmom 6 years ago

      What a gorgeous lens filled with excellent details on how to make a great vegetable garden layout, I love it! :)

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      leansmasterpranav 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens

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      rravi123 6 years ago

      lovely lens by gonnafly

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      theprintcenter 6 years ago

      Great lens! We have a traditional vegetable garden, nice to see some wonderful garden layouts. Thumbs up!

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      Sunflower Susan 6 years ago

      I love these illustrations on layouts. Nice job!

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      Jimna1 6 years ago

      Oh, these sound fun -- especially the pizza garden. Beautiful lens, by the way.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wow, another great lens

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      Wow this was a great lens gave lots of great ideas.

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      bbsoulful2 6 years ago

      Love the layouts, plus the teach-pieces that go along with each. I collect Better Homes and Gardens layouts, too (!) -- now I'll come to your lens for ideas, as well. Thank you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have something like this in my village house

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      Marika 6 years ago from Cyprus

      Beautiful lens, I truly enjoyed looking at the different layouts of a veggie garden.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I wish more people would plant gardens and become self-sufficient. It's good exercise and emotionally satisfying too. Your garden layouts might inspire them. I use raised beds for my herbs and berry bushes.

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      dafreesan lm 6 years ago

      thanx for the valuable information, i'm planning for a garden for my new home, your lense really helped me

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      tialie 6 years ago

      woow, so beautiful, I like this

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      TheresaMarkham 6 years ago

      I love this garden planning software! It's Awesome!

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      bolillie 6 years ago

      What an excellent lenses and those pictures of the garden layouts are so colorful and eye-catching. I didn't plant a garden this year, but I'll be sure to check back when I plant one again. Nice lens!

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      MeggieMcFallon 6 years ago

      Sweet! You've given me some ideas! Seriously my plants are now in temporary containers and am having bit of "landscaping" dispute with my 'worse half';). Great lens.

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      GenaBug 6 years ago

      I have wanted to build a garden for years with no idea how to star. I LOVE this lens! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Looks like growing your own vegetable garden is growing ever popular.

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      Great lens. Very deserving to be #1

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      CozyChickenHuts 6 years ago

      I am totally inspired, now. Thank you so much for the amazing information!

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      sivavetukuri 6 years ago

      Excellent Lens. Nicely Presented.

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      RandyBall 6 years ago

      WOW fantastic lens. thank you for sharing with us.. i would love to link it to our website if you would not mind..our site is http://orgsites.com/ms/caninc your lens will go great with out mission and goals.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My dad is a huge green thumb he would love this lens

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      Great lens! I plant in groups and rows depending on the plant. My gardens aren't gorgeous but they are functional.

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      davidber 5 years ago

      Such a great lens, thanks

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Amazing lens, awesome and inspirational information! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a terrific weekend!

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      MyNashville360 5 years ago

      Great layout plans for your garden. This is really valuable to people and helps them save so much time.

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      clouda9 lm 5 years ago

      Love this lens and the vegetable garden planner. Heading over right now to get this for my hubby! :)

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      Chris-H LM 5 years ago

      I can see why this lens is rated so highly. Very nicely done.

      I am also in awe of the sheer volume of lenses you have created. All I can say is wow!

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      blanckj 5 years ago

      I live in the city so my vegetable garden is very tiny. It's great for fresh vegetables and a learning experience for my daughter.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      The pizza garden idea is so cute and useful. I think I'm going to put one in next year as it's too late for planting here in Md now. My tomatoes have already been sowed...Great ideas and pics.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've always had better luck with corn if I lay it out in a rectangle or square instead of a single row. Thanks for the nice layouts.

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      artshock 5 years ago

      This is an amazing lens!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I planted an heirloom tomato seed and my plant is doing great. I even have 1 tomato! haha.

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      Arc4life 5 years ago

      wow, what a lens ! I am a fan of gardening. I have also heard that you should rotate your vegetables to alternative the composition of the soil?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Arc4life: Yes, rotation of the vegetable positions are always good. The rule is put dicot plants in monocot positions and vice versa. Do not pluck the whole plant while taking the fruits. just cut it at the stem level if you wish to remove the plant and leave the roots inside the soil. they have all the nutrients ready prepared for the next plants to come. Mulching the soil wherever it is not vegetated is essential. Always make sure that you preserve the seeds and use your own seeds. Watch out which plant needs more sun and which requires less and plant them in such an order that the plants like Termeric, ginger are planted under the shade of bigger plants. Make sure that there are 5 layer system existing in your garden.. big trees, small trees, bushes, grass varieties, creepers. All the best. visit http://www.palekarzerobudgetnaturalfarming.com/hom...

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      Antony J Waller 5 years ago from North Yorkshire

      Nice! Good information to come back and visit again and again.

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      don2fuentes 5 years ago

      really nice arrangements of plants. But I guess I can only manage to plant in rows. we only got little space in our backyard. Maybe i'll plant small herbs and try your arrangements.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Impressive lens...great job!

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      meljames 5 years ago

      Great lens. I don't do much gardening myself but I appreciate gardens:) It feels so nice to see greens no matter how small or big the space is.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for an enjoyable lens...keep it up!

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      get the perfect teak benches for your garden

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      christopherlee lm 5 years ago

      Good work on this len, thinks for sharing

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      AigulErali 5 years ago

      What a great lens! I love the potager vegetable garden layout!

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      jokcoen 5 years ago

      Wow this is such a great lens! I love organic gardening and this is truly helpful in maintaining an organized garden!

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      totalhealth 5 years ago

      really nice garden lay outs for a beautiful looking and organized vegetable garden.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens. I don't do much gardening myself but I appreciate gardens:) It feels so nice to see greens no matter how small or big the space is.

      http://kitchengardenhelp.com

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      I used to have a herb garden but now I only have a balcony.

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I've been here before, but I wanted to stop by and leave a blessing on my "Back to School Bus Tour." I miss having a garden now that I live in the high desert of Flagstaff, AZ. I may give it a try sometime, though, despite a lot of challenges in this climate.

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      This is a terrific lens and the garden designs are just great. I used to have a lot of space to garden but no longer. There are several designs here that I have not considered. Thanks Angel blessed.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Return visit to give a Squid Angel blessing. This lens will be featured on You've Been Blessed. You did a wonderful job on this web page.

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      Another blessing as part of the Squid Angels Epic Back To School Bus Trip Quest. Your lens will be featured on âWing-ing it on Squidoo,â our lensography of some of the best Squidoo has to offer, as soon as the quest has been completed.

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      ryanhansen 5 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: that sound good

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      ryanhansen 5 years ago

      my garden is looking grate now

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      great lens!!!!

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      lemonsqueezy lm 5 years ago

      I've been here before too. This lens really gave me the push to start my own vegetable garden this year.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD.

      Beautiful designs that inspire us to have a vegetable garden, time to tweak our gardens.

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      GrowWear 5 years ago

      Big congratulations for LOTD for this beautiful lens.

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      troyreed23 5 years ago

      Gardening is not my strongsuit but your lens is absolutely beautiful. I can tell you have put in a ton of work and energy thank you for the abundance of valuable information.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I read and voted and "thumbs upped" this lens a while ago - it is SO GOOD! I just wanted to swing by again to say CONGRATULATIONS on making LOTD!

      Keep it up!

      Hugs,

      Kath :)

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! Very deserving lens :)

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      luckyyou 5 years ago

      Great ideas for the newbie that I am when it comes to growing vegetables. Thanks for the input. I will definitely come back to this when planning for next summer.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Who knew vegetable gardens could be works of art! Beautiful, and very inspiring. It's got me thinking about next summers project....I love the potagers and the raised beds, too.

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Congrats on the LOTD. Well deserved. Blessed and bear hugs, Frankster

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      Violin-Student 5 years ago

      Living in Texas, it is really important to take layout into account when you plant. Shade is important for so many crops. Way too hot here to just plant haphazardly.

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      dfishbac 5 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD! I like the variety of gardening styles you presented. Very well done. I am a square foot gardener myself.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD, well deserved. I love this lens of yours.

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      pramodbisht 5 years ago

      congrats on LOTD, Nice lens

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Awesome lens...very informative...

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Congrats on LOTD! You've got some excellent ideas for gardening. It's inspiring me to grow some veggies.

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      barb56 5 years ago

      I don't kno much about gardening, but I jus love the patterns and intracacy of the gardens. They are a visual delight, and will be a gustatory delight as well.

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Congrats on lotd! Beautiful and useful!

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      NightMagic 5 years ago

      Great lens and awesome graphics. I wish I could have read this lens when I lived in a house instead of an apartment.

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      bcmorgan 5 years ago

      I've been thinking about starting a garden for years. This lens has given me a lot of motivation.

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      nuestraherencia 5 years ago

      Amazing lens! Great job! Tweeted to my unschooler followers. Homeschoolers are always looking for great things to do with our kids!

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Lovely lens, great gardening tips, many thanks!

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      DIYGreenhouse 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOFT! Very informative. I currently use GrowVeg to plan out my garden and my fiancé just finished planning our a winter garden. I'll be interested to see how it all works out. I've discovered gardening to be more enjoyable as I get older. Living in VA rather than ME has helped as well, less bugs!

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      DIYGreenhouse 5 years ago

      Congrats on lens of the day! I have used GrowVeg for my garden and found the application to be very helpful. My fiancé just used it to plan our our winter garden, will be interesting to see how it all turns out. I've found gardening to be more enjoyable as I get older and especially living in Virginia. Growing up in Maine required patience with mosquito's which I do not have. Again, keep up the great work!

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      DianaHarper LM 5 years ago

      I used a raised garden this summer, and grew more than I have grown before. I also had an edible landscape in my front yard. Liked. Shared on FaceBook. Blessed by a Squid Angel (homeschooling mom)

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      needatitleokc 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed this lens

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      Runnn 5 years ago

      Cool lens. Welldone.

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      frugalfurguy 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your notice by Squidoo HQ. I'm enjoying fresh tomatoes from the yard this summer. I'm looking forward to finally getting my gardening act together some season. Maybe it'll happen piecemeal instead, like it has over the last three seasons when I've had the option to plant. I may be back if questions come up however I progress.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Beautiful...our gardening season is getting closer to the end while you are dreaming of starting yours. Congratulations on the LOTD, it so deserves it. I love all the colors on this page.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Great ideas! Congratulations on LotD!

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      JanisDawn 5 years ago

      I like the pizza garden layout, that was cool looking. As a farm girl my friends would laugh at me for planting in a circle though, lol. nice graphics

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      nightbear lm 5 years ago

      I love the whole idea, I did container gardening for the first time this year. Had a great time with it too. I love these looks and ideas. Great job. Blessed!

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, what a beautiful and informative lens you've created here...congrats on LOTD! :)

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      Karnel 5 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      Congrats on getting Lotd, beautiful graphics of garden layouts...

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      Paula Atwell 5 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Very impressive. Loved the images, and the layouts.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      This is a beautiful lens...full of color and the garden layouts are amazing. I'm bookmarking this and I can't wait to plan my garden next year! Congrats on LotD!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Makes me want to have my own garden.

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      WeirdStuff 5 years ago

      Very inspiring!

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      myshelle01 5 years ago

      What a great help

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      seoacrossworld 5 years ago

      i like this

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      anandmistry 5 years ago

      It's really good Squidoo for Vegetable Garden Layout! Basically, I am techno guy and dealing with web design stuffs but I enjoyed a lot of reading over here!!

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      MamaRuth 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. It is certainly well deserved. I enjoyed reading about your garden layouts (and had never even thought about using a garden layout planning tool). Actually I'm more into the planning and thinking about it part than the actual execution, so I enjoyed this very much.

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      Missmerfaery444 5 years ago

      SUPERB lens! Beautifully presented and really well explained. We want to start growing veggies soon so am bookmarking this to refer back to! Congrats on well deserved LOTD!

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      Barbara Casey 5 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      Congrats on LOTD. Love these layouts. Thanks.

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      Eighteen18 5 years ago

      What a beautiful and inspirational lens. well done on LOTD.

      I've tried square foot gardening in the past, I now have 2 raised beds, along with various pots

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      shivnagsudhakar 5 years ago

      good work

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      shivnagsudhakar 5 years ago

      good

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      cadiar 5 years ago

      Great lens, here in Spain, the vegetable plots are flooded every two or three days, some plants are planted in the water channels while others are planted in between on raised beds, I have just been told by my Spanish neighbour that I have done it wrong!

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      BarbecueGrills 5 years ago

      Everything you ever wanted to know about garden layouts in one place! Gardeners are going to learn something by reading your lens!

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Such beautiful, colorful vegetable garden layouts - Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Congrats on LOTD. I have a gardening lens myself which shows my no dig garden built from scratch. I have moved and built another garden recently, so that lens is a work in progress.

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      jasminesphotogr 5 years ago

      Love this lens. :)

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      profilesincolor 5 years ago

      Nice! :-)

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      Spokanewebdesig1 5 years ago

      raised garden beds alo help with you having to bend over so far all the time just to do routine weed pulling, harvesting.

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      rainmist 5 years ago

      great lens ,i like it very much and learn more from it,thanks

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Just stopping back by to congratulate you on LotD. I've always liked this lens. :-)

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      tomtaz517 5 years ago

      Some awesome information. You did a really good job with the pictures. Pop over and check out my lense about how you can keep pests away from your garden! pest control

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      MoneySavingEnth 5 years ago

      Great information! Growing veggies is a big money saver. I hope you check out my page too.

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      Those layouts are beautiful, like patchwork quilts. Lovely!

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      growkitking11 5 years ago

      Great lens here well laid out gives me some great tips for my garden related lenses thanks.

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      Tim Spears 5 years ago

      Nice collection of garden ideas.

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      AsaGislason 5 years ago

      Your vegetable garden layouts looks like "piece of art". I have friend that must see this, so forwarding this as we speak.

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Great lens...can't wait til spring now!

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      TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      Very interesting and practical lens, bookmarked it for future reference. Thank you for sharing your great insights!

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      mimosachatterjee 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Trulee Ann 5 years ago from Arkansas City, Kansas

      Great lens sharing!

      We went to raised gardens around our water fountains and walk through garden area. Still have not used them out at the farm? But, are considering?

      In town my house and yards with gardens of luscious veggies is my daily joy: Especially durinh harvesting. You have given me a few more ideas to try. Thank you!

      Blessings.........Annlee

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      mavens 5 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      crudeoilsystems 5 years ago

      What a beautiful gardens, just hope to own one soon. Look forward to view more.

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      WOIW. Your garden plans are just beautiful. I especially love the kids' garden. Great job on this lens!

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      CofCJenny LM 5 years ago

      Great ideas! My brother took over our entire yard this year to build his garden..yikes! Wish he would have used some of these designs, but I don't think it would make it look any prettier ;-)

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      great gardens... my Dad loves his garden but his layout changes pretty often depending on his mood... will definitely show him your lens.. :)

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      pd6914 5 years ago

      Love your layout suggestions. I used the gardening tool for my most recent garden. It was easy to use and made it so much easier to plant my 22ftx60ft garden! I got lots of surprised looks when I showed family my computerized garden diagram. Quite impressive!!

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      aussieremovals 5 years ago

      Vegetable gardens need plenty of extra watering. Most vegetables benefit from an inch or more of water each week.

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      homerepellent 5 years ago

      Happened to chance upon this lens while looking for ideas for my garden. This looks like something people should experiment with prior to setting up their greens to avoid mistakes and regrets in the future.

      It's a free trial so give it a shot, I know I did, and its been of great help so far.

      Cheers,

      Homerepellent

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      mahasson 5 years ago

      @homerepellent: I agree. This is a great resource for vegetable gardening.

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      bassetmonkey 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens. Lots of interesting ideas.

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      DavidCzajka 5 years ago

      This reminds me my farm, both in farmville and in my village. but basically we have enough space there to cultivate that's why we don't have any master plan for customization of land. We just divide part of the land for different purpose.

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      wow, I've never seen gardens like that before, how lovely!

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      renstar lm 5 years ago

      Great Lens, It gave me some good ideas thanks

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Stopped back by as I start to already plan for next season's garden. Great lens.

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      Bellani LM 5 years ago

      Great ideas. So much to read. Thank you

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      Beadsnresin 5 years ago

      These gardens look cool and so different to what I have ever seen! I live in a unit...my garden is a...pot or 10 atm lol

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      mikeguerro221 5 years ago

      thank you for these wonderful ideas!

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      SIALicenceUK 5 years ago

      Wow, incredible lens this is how its done! love the colors and layout. Was thinking of starting a veg garden next year have bookmarked this lens i`m sure it will help a lot, thanks.

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      MadHaps LM 5 years ago

      Nice depiction of layouts. The one foot by one foot squares is the grid design that is used when space is limitted, but if you have room treat your garden like part of the rest of your landscape.

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      markettrol 5 years ago

      I just use rows for my plants, usually two rows for each type.

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      thomasaden 5 years ago

      I just love your layouts here in the lens. You did a great informative lens. Thanks for sharing it with us and keep up the great work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really liked the lens. So many different layout ideas. Great information, thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens. What a great way to start my reading today. Squid-liked!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Absolutely marvelous lens - great way to keep your garden organized.

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      sheilaseven 5 years ago

      Interesting ideas. Hope everyone will go green after this.

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Very nice lens!

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      Buchamar 5 years ago

      Great ideas!

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      Ellen de Casmaker 5 years ago from Powell RIver BC

      THis is a great lens. I like the layout ideas - very handy and I will be recommending this to folks. How do you get the pictures all in a line like that?

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      Vallygems1 5 years ago

      Great Lens Thanks

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      MarysSerendipity 5 years ago

      Love this lens.

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      MaartjeJepsen 5 years ago

      Cool lens! I will borrow a couple of ideas for my garden!

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      Jimmy Gavin 5 years ago

      My old Dad (gone now) used to keep a diary with every minute detail of his veggie patch, don't believe I got his genes!

      Great Lens

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      Art-Aspirations 5 years ago

      These are gorgeous layouts. The diagrams alone are inspiring!

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Excellent lens! In my veggie garden, I plant both in raised beds and right in the ground. I use whatever layout works to keep my vegetables rotated, ie, planted in different spots each year. And I use wide rows (as described in from Joy of Gardening book) for many of my plantings.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Super lens! Thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, I was able to learn a lot about the garden layouts here. Thanks!

      You can also see my lens on the Aquaponics System

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      gardeningchoice 5 years ago

      I hope one day to have the space to create a lovely garden such as the raised bed layout.

      Gardener's Choice

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      chwwalker lm 5 years ago

      Something I've seen a lot of on Pinterest recently is the vertical garden, where you use pallets or other materials leaning against a wall or fence and encourage the vegetables to grow up. I'm thinking about container gardening since I don't have a lot of outdoor space at my apartment.Thanks for an interesting lens.

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      awesomedealz4u 5 years ago

      Interesting layouts. NIce job!

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      awesomedealz4u 5 years ago

      Interesting layouts. NIce job!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      This is so lovely. What a great idea. At the moment, mine is nothing but clutter. I must use some of these ideas.

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      Really good lens with some fabulous layouts, well done!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Oh, I can't garden (haven't done much other than plant Gerbera daisies and Mums - but I may give it a go this summer). Love the designs you've created . . extremely helpful. Thank you for the education and sharing your expertise.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Belated congrats for your purple star and LotD!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thank you so much for sharing this!

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      infiniti99 lm 5 years ago

      Since I own a landscape company I'm going to setup a 15x60 area that gets good sun and will adjust shade as needed by moving some larger trees around with the bobcat.I'll be back for more info this is my first real shot @ a garden.thank you for sharing.

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      bbires 5 years ago

      Very creative lens. Love the designs; massaged my brain.

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      SunshineLollipops 5 years ago

      Well I have been boring with my rows through the years. My best idea was when I turned the whole dang garden into a pumpkin patch because I was in a place in my life where I just didn't have the time to tend it. Great idea and the kids loved it!

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      WorkitSmart 5 years ago

      you have the most colorful lens going here!

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      Find-Online 5 years ago

      Such great ideas. These layouts are wonderful.

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      emmesinger1 5 years ago

      Question: I've become increasingly interested in Companion Planting (ideas like "the 3 sisters" (corn, pole beans, and either pumpkins or squash). ... Would you suggest the layout that really take advantage of space and allow for such a planting style? Thanks!

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      writer4 5 years ago

      Incredible lens on vegetable garden layout very nice!

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      This is awesome..Great lens!

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      LooLooBird 5 years ago

      that veggie garden tool looks so cool! I'm def playing with that later!

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      pinoyrecipe 5 years ago

      amazing vegetable layouts I've ever seen. thanks for sharing this. :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Designing vegetable gardens is just like working with Adobe InDesign for magazines as they involve creativity. Thanks for this informative lens.

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      LadyCharlie 5 years ago

      Great lens packed full of ideas! Blessed!

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      gamrslist 5 years ago

      cool lens im thinking of starting some veg thank you

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      KittySmith 5 years ago

      I also like hanging planters or stagger stacking terra cotta pots on a pole.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      my beans are already climbing up high but i can't bring them out yet. still too cold outside. thank you for sharing this beautiful work. my garden would be like a jungle this year and i don't mind.

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      love all the fun layouts

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      lftypjk900 5 years ago

      great information on garden layouts. I am making my first garden this spring and will be using you lens as a guide!!!thanks so much

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      SewingMama 5 years ago

      I don't have any ideas, but I'm sending my mom here. She wants to do a veggie garden and has no idea how to do it. This lens is the perfect reference! Thanks!

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      wahrsein 5 years ago

      fine

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      mommafox 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens. One I'm glad I found it and will bookmark.

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      Gottusch 5 years ago

      Very educational page. I didn't realize there were so many vegetable garden layouts or so many considerations and possibilities when planting a garden.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice to see the vegetable garden lay out lens up in the Top 100 again, I was waiting! Love this! :)

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      SmBizGuru LM 5 years ago

      I really like the graphics in this lens. Very good ideas.

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      amsmitty 5 years ago

      This is really cool. I have been looking for a garden planner. Thanks.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Just what I was looking for. We just started planning out our new raised garden which we are making out of cinder blocks. This information will come in handy.

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      AgingIntoDisabi 5 years ago

      Love the planning tool.

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      minz781 5 years ago

      Michelle Obama has told Oprah Winfrey's "O" Magazine that her purpose for planting the new

      organic garden is to promote good nutritional habits in her own children, while also bringing

      attention to nutrition among children across the nation.http://tiny.cc/rytadw

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      Andrew Douse 5 years ago

      I'm a bit random in my layout, using whatever I come across to make raised bed and paths, many plastic bottles have been used in the past.... and equally random in what I plant. Nice lens cheers!

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      gee5 5 years ago

      My daughter and I planned our raised garden of tomatoes and a variety of peppers. She's going to love this lens.

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      GailDL 5 years ago

      It is that time of year again when we begin planning our garden. Great information.

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      faber80 5 years ago

      Definitely an impressive and interesting layout.

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      mjdraper 5 years ago

      Very useful garden. I am trying to plan my new garden right now and these tips will sure come in handy.

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      This is a great FREE vegetable garden layout for anyone to use who is designing a vegetable garden. The vegetable garden planting guide is unique to this specific garden. I personally researched this myself, planted it in my own garden and can verify that it was quite successful. .....Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One of the best space savers for small gardens is to use a keyhole layout plan

      http://homegardening101.com/2012/04/keyhole-garden...

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      coincrazy98 5 years ago

      Great comprehensive lens! I love the links to free software for planning your garden!

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      Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      I have been a master gardener for many years and enjoyed your page a lot. Thanks for the information.

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      kimberly ann po 4 years ago

      Informative lens. Just became a member today. Working on my very first lens. Love it already

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      steph-naylor 4 years ago

      What a great Lense, I really enjoyed reading!

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      Jeff Johnston 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Great lens, gave me some great ideas for my garden for next year :D

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      VeseliDan 4 years ago

      I like all vegetable garden layouts on your lens. Spring is my favorite time because of gardening. *blessed*

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      tomazg 4 years ago

      I have a vegetable garden and I love to spend my free time growing vegetables.

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      microfarmproject 4 years ago

      Thank you! I enjoyed looking at these layouts and thinking about how I could rearrange my own garden.

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      atlanticheart 4 years ago

      Enjoyed reading this lens. Lots of good information that I can go back and look over for inspiration.

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      antoniow 4 years ago

      Great lens, nice job!

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      SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

      These layouts would make excellent patterns for a cross stitch sampler!

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      Stephen Bush 4 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings for the great ideas and descriptions.

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      Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut

      Great lens, with lots of ideas for different garden layouts and designs. Mine is a combination of a cottage and potager garden, and I enjoy mixing plants and gardening styles.

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      SpenceG 4 years ago

      I like the pizza garden layout. New and unique to me.

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      Sher Ritchie 4 years ago

      Your lens is great - I've featured it on mine: https://hubpages.com/family/too-many-men-in-a-resi... . Thanks for sharing.

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      I'm starting to plant some fruits and vegetables in our garden. So far I tomatoes, string beans and corn. I hope to add more since it's pretty raining over here.

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      sally-james-56232 4 years ago

      Having moved to a paved yard house, we have to grow everything in raised beds. But we love to do it, and the veg tastes wondeful.

      Sally James

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      dream1983 4 years ago

      I really like your lens, great job!

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      attraction 42 4 years ago

      I love it! Thanks.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love the different layouts and wish I can often be in my garden. Unhappily or happily, we have to go and do some work.

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      outdoorprojects 4 years ago

      I want to use the children's garden layout for my daughter, good ideas here. Thanks!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wonderful ideas and descriptions. Thank you for doing this.

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      greentiger11 4 years ago

      Great ideas and I wonder if some of these ideas can be scaled down for my wife who is about to embark on our first garden in our new house! Thanks and great lens.

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      Iloveflowers 4 years ago

      I have to say this is extremely a high quality lens!! Well done!

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Easy to see why this was an LOTD - love the many designs! Visually neat! ;-)

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I like these Vegetable Garden Layout ideas.

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      Very interesting with great information too! Thanks!

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      fcinternetmarketing 3 years ago

      Very interesting !

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      bluelily lm 3 years ago

      You have listed quite a number of different vegetable garden layout to choose from but I like the Cottage vegetable garden layout the most.

      And thanks for compiling these garden pictures, I really enjoyed it.

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      websitescolumbu 3 years ago

      This was a really useful lens. Thank you.

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Some very good ideas here. Thanks.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      This is fantastic, thank you!

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      I will add this lens to the Weekend Gardeners page on FB. If you want to check it out, come on over and like the page at the same time.......https://www.facebook.com/GrammieKnowsWeekendGarden...

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      evawrites1 3 years ago

      Wonderful lens.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Your lens is awesome and has been shared on our "The Green Thumb: A Place For Gardeners To Gather" Facebook page.

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      Jordan 3 years ago

      Unique lens!

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      Celticep 3 years ago

      Great information, lots of "food for thought" here! Thanks

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