Orientation of vegetable beds

Question ...

When planting vegetables in rows should they run from north to south or east to west?

Answer ...

There is not really a correct method. To prevent lower growing crops from being shaded out, plant tall crops on an East/West orientation. If they are planted North/South then as the sun moves across the sky the crops on either side will be shaded out. This does not matter as much with lower growing crops, as they cast very little shade.

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