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Melinda's Garden Moment: Space saving vegetable garden techniques

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Don't panic if your garden plans are bigger than the available planting space. Melinda Myers gives us her techniques.

Try inter-planting short season crops like radishes, beets, and lettuce between long season crops like cabbage, peppers, or tomatoes.  The short season plants will be ready to harvest before the long season plant needs the space.

Grow plants in wide rows or blocks.  Give plants just enough room to reach their mature size, include paths that allow easy access to all plants.  

Grow several crops in one row.  Re-plant rows after each harvest. Check the plant tag or seed packet and choose vegetables that have time to reach maturity and can be harvested before the end of the growing season.

You can also go vertical.  Grow pole beans, squash, and melons on supports.

You can learn more gardening tips on Melinda's website.

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