Which direction is best for garden rows?

Which direction is best for garden rows?

Always plant the tallest vegetables to the northern side of the garden and the shorter growing vegetables to the southern side of the garden. That said, most recommendations agree that planting north-south is marginally better. The north-south orientation allows the sun to penetrate the garden by shining down the rows.

Do you till between rows in garden?

Important Tip: Many of us till between rows during the garden season to control weeds. It’s important to adjust your tine length to a shallow three or so inches when tilling weeds in between rows to prevent damaging the shallow roots of your garden plants.

How far apart do you make garden rows?

The ideal spacing between the rows in your garden provides ample room for your plants to grow and for you to work in. In most cases it is a good idea to leave at least 18 to 36 inches of space between each row of plants.

Is north facing garden good?

In the winter, north facing gardens receive very little direct sunlight – especially if it’s a short garden. It’s harder to grow a decent lawn in a north facing garden, due to the lack of sunlight. Moss and algae can be an issue in north facing gardens as they grow well in wet, shady conditions.

Should raised beds run north south?

A north-south orientation is best for low-growing crops, allowing direct sunlight to reach both sides of the bed. For taller crops such as pole beans, peas and tomatoes an east west orientation works best. Leave enough space in between beds to easily maneuver around.

Will a north facing garden ever get sun?

North facing gardens are typically in shade for much of the day, as the house is usually blocking the sun. Though, in the summer months, if your garden is big enough and your house not too tall, a north facing garden (or at least parts of it) can receive sunshine throughout the day.

Should raised beds go north south or east west?