I have a smallish yard. And I have a classic strip of soil between the house and the sidewalk that runs aside my house. It’s gotta be 2, maybe 3′ wide at best. Last year, I quite successfully grew a forest of tomato plants in that strip. This year, having done some homework on smarter gardening, I planted peas against the house, then 3 rows of spinach. They were up long before the tomatoes could handle going outside. And the peas and spinach will be harvested by the time the tomato plants size up and consume the space, so I’m getting 3 significant crops from one very small chunk of soil. I may even undersow the tomatoes with a cover crop once the spinach comes out – to repay the soil for my trickery, as well as get a 4th kick at the gardening-season-can. As with many things in life, not rocket science, not innovative, but beautiful in its practicality and sensibility.
3 Crops for the Price of 1