Q. Is it best for garden rows to run North & South or East & West. Taller crops on which side?
A. The direction of your rows is not important. What IS important is where you put tall plants!
Taller plants should be placed to the North – or East – of shorter plants. Otherwise the shade created by the taller plants will block the sunlight from reaching the shorter plants and correspondingly reduce their ability to grow and mature a crop.