Intensive backyard gardening is a well planned method of gardening which minimizes wastage of land and intends to achieve maximum produce from it. Intensive backyard gardening utilizes resources to the maximum extent. The methods presented in the next paragraphs will help in carrying out backyard gardening effectively. The first intensive backyard gardening method is a raised bed. This form of gardening can be carried out in the best possible way with the use of raised beds. These beds are 3-4 feet wide and vary in length. The small size of beds makes it easy to prepare the soil. Vegetable growth in the spring season is benefited with this practice because the warming of these beds takes place quickly. Another method is inter cropping. Rows of slow-growing species are planted along with those which grow quickly. For example, plants like peas, broccoli, cabbage, and tomatoes are planted with quick-growing radishes and onions.
Then, succession planting. This intensive backyard gardening method allows harvesting of plants one-by-one, in succession. In this technique, the same crop is planted in separate batches with a gap of 1-2 weeks. By the time the first patch is raked and the crop is harvested, plants in the second one start reaching maturity. The first patch should be planted immediately with the next crop so that the cycle continues perpetually.