This garden maximizes yields by growing cut-and-come-again crops, such as chard, and by growing vertically on a trellis.
Harvesting often, growing high-yielding varieties, watering efficiently and sowing in succession are all simple ways to maximize returns from your garden.
PHOTO: SAXON HOLT
Minimize work by planting perennial crops, such as rhubarb.
When you add asparagus to your garden, you can plant once and harvest for years!
Sorrel, an easy-to-grow, lemony salad green, will make a great addition to your perennial garden.
C’mon, gardeners: It’s time to grow up! Let crops, such as cucumbers, climb to fully utilize your space.
Part of maximizing yields is smart harvesting. Cut chard stalks often to enjoy multiple harvests from the same plant.
Be picky about when you pick: Harvest squash fruits when they’re young for higher overall yields.
Saving your own seeds can save you lots of money each gardening season — plus, you’ll enjoy the convenience of always having seeds on hand.
Stock that cellar! Preserving your harvest is one of the best ways to maximize returns from your garden.
Drying is an excellent food preservation method, and small batches of dried fruits or veggies take up little space in the pantry.
Even growers tending small-space gardens can yield respectable returns by harvesting often and utilizing space strategically.