Experienced gardeners know that planting the entire summer’s crop on May 24 is not the best way to get the optimum use from available space. Using successive planting not only facilitates growing more, but also provides an ongoing source of better-quality flowers and vegetables.
A square foot of garden space can easily produce two to four pounds of vegetables each season and can be increased by staggering plantings.
The use of trellises is a good example of growing more per square foot, coupled with the fact that growing vine crops upright combats disease and increases pollination and the amount of the crop. Plus, it’s easier picking from upright growth than on the ground.