This will be the first time I’ve ever attempted a garden. My husband and I bought our house a year ago this month but we weren’t in a position to do a garden last year. We’re doing a veggie garden because I cook tons of veggies and now that the prices are starting to go up, this seemed like the more economica (and fun!) alternative. I’ve always wanted to have a garden and I’m glad to finally do it.
I’ve purchased books, I’ve read websites, I’ve researched my little heart out. While I still feel like a nervous beginner, I feel like my first shot will be a good one. I’m blessed with a particularly large backyard which, up until now, has gone completely unused for anything but a chore to mow. I’m not quite sure yet how big the garden will be, but I’m going to take advantage of the large space and put in comfy walkways between the smaller, easy to reach beds.
My question is this. I’m unsure which side of the garden I should plant my taller items (tomatoes, trellis for peas, etc) so that they do not shade my shorter plants. My backyard faces South, with the east and west completely open and sunny. My house sits on the north side of the yard. The yard is at a very slight hill draining toward the south edge, but it’s very very slight.
Which side is the best side to plant the tall plants to make sure they don’t block the sun from my other veggies?