Every vegetable garden needs paths – if you can’t reach the plants, you can’t eat them.
The simplest layout for a garden is to plant in rows, alternating planting beds with paths. This design, however, results in a lot of space devoted to walking, relative to the space used for producing food. That’s not a very efficient way to garden in a small yard.
Raised beds are a little more efficient. Because they’re higher and easier to reach, the beds can be wider, increasing the ratio of plantin….