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Small-Space Gardening: Build a Tiny Raised Bed

A few square feet can add up to one flourishing veggie bed. Just follow these mini-garden tips!

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    Small raised bed
    A wood obelisk provides space for climbing plants in a 3x6-foot raised bed.
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    Marigolds, cabbages and leeks.
    Marigolds, cabbages and leeks.

Seasonal switches

Succession gardening (planting different crops at intervals in the same space) guarantees a bounty of produce. Here’s how many to plant in each square-foot area.

Spring
Broccoli–1 to 2
Cabbage–1 to 2
Carrots–16
Cauliflower–1 to 2
Leeks–9
Lettuce–4
Onions–16
Peas–8
Radishes–16
Spinach–9
Swiss chard–4

Summer
Beets–9
Bush beans–9
Eggplant–1
Peppers–1 to 2
Tomatoes–1

Fall
Same as spring, minus peas, plus Kale–1 to 2

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