If you are planning to have container gardens on your property, you might want to check out the book Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte or another like it. The idea is that in a container where you are growing a tomato plant you use the area around the plant to grow other veggies along with it. Carrots will actually help promote the tomatoes to grow deeper roots and grow into healthier, stronger and more productive plants. Planting flowers along with beans can help attract bees and butterflies increasing the pollination rate and the yield of the garden.
Instead of looking at each container as a single plot to plant a single plant, you look at the types of plants and figure out what will fit, what will compliment and how to maximize the yield of the area you have. By understanding what plants compliment and even help other plants grow, you can create a garden that explodes with organic harvest for you to enjoy. A small amount of area can be tiered to create multiple growing zones for plants that will allow you to have areas of low growth plants, medium growth like peppers and such and then high growth and vining plants. Planning a small container garden area like this can yield much larger amounts of fresh veggies for you to enjoy and the smaller area makes the garden easier to maintain. So don’t just stick a plant in a pot, design a garden that compliments and maximizes your fresh organic yield in the landscaping area you have to work with.
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