8 Ways to Boost Yields in Your Vegetable Garden

Deep, nutrient-rich soils promote vigorous plant roots. Compost, manure, and leaf mold enrich soil. Compost and leaf mold may be generated at home for free, so compost whatever you can and start a composting system in your yard.

Nourish Your Soil

Grow a patch of comfrey near your compost bin and prepare a strong tea for hungry plants like tomatoes. Cut comfrey leaves may be draped over plants or added to the compost heap to hasten decomposition.

Feed Your Plants

Transition to permanent beds to save space and resources. Blocks of plants and all-around access to beds improve output. No organic matter is wasted on roads or other unproductive land since you apply it straight to the beds.

Grow in Dedicated Beds

It may seem apparent, but planting what grows in your soil and environment can boost growth and yields. Sweet potatoes and tomatoes thrive in warm regions. Choose cold-tolerant vegetables like chard and cabbage in colder climates.

Choose Plants that Thrive

 They work well with lettuce, Asian greens, leeks, parsnips, blackcurrants, and gooseberries. Our Garden Planner may filter crop options to display shade-tolerant ones.

Grow More in the Shade

 Rainwater is softer, cleaner, and at a pH most plants favor, promoting greater development. Install more water barrels and collect as much rainfall as possible if you're still using treated water to irrigate your crops.

Collect More Rainwater

Knowing your first and final frost dates can help you extend your growing season with plant protection. Cold frames, row covers, and cloches start sowing and planting two weeks earlier and extend harvests by a few weeks.

Extend the Growing Season

Planting too near may stunt growth and make your crops disease-prone, while planting too far apart will waste space. The Garden Planner indicates how many plants can fit in the space.

Space Plants Correctly