Here’s an Expert Village video with Scott Reil, from www.safelawns.org, giving tips on how to plant a vegetable garden. The video is shot in his own garden, which is usually a good sign that he knows what he is doing! He gives a few good tips to consider when planning and planting your vegetable garden.
It’s worth the watch. But I’ll cheat and tell you a few of Scott’s tips:
It’s only two minutes to watch. But, Scott packs in a bunch of great tips to consider when planning a vegetable garden. Plus, he is wearing a must see gardening shirt!
Regarding the shading…where I live in the high altitude desert, I actually plan my garden so that the larger plants will shade the smaller ones over the course of the day. By mid-afternoon it can get so hot in my garden that it serves well to have the corn and sunflowers shading the beets, carrots, squash, chard and so on.