Obtain a Yield.
Well, that would certainly be a nice idea after all the hard work you put into designing your garden and planting all your seeds and seedlings, plants, trees, shrubs and bushes.
Obtaining a yield in your garden only comes with careful planning and of course trial and error.
One way to obtain a yield is by staggering your seed sowing. I sow seeds every 3 to 4 weeks in order to have food all months of the year. There is no point in sowing broccoli seeds only ones and then having 30 plants maturing all at the same time.
Another way to obtain a yield is when you share with other permaculturist/gardeners in your neighbourhood. If you are great at growing tomatoes and your neighbour excels at zucchinis, why not swap?
A great idea, when planning your edible garden is to make a planting calendar. By doing this you can assure you won’t starve to death when winter comes around!
When I bought my raspberry canes I made sure I bought many different varieties. I want raspberries for 5 months of the year, not just for 2 months. The same goes for citrus trees, different varieties fruit at different times of the year. Planning is key!
How have you planned your garden design?