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Post  LeeAnne12 on 3/9/2012, 9:16 pm

I have several veggies I would like to plant that are not listed in Mel's list of plants. How do I determine how many to plant per SF? Also, I keep thinking how big some of the pea plants get and I don't see how you can possibly fit 8 in one square without them crowding each other out. Would someone please explain it to me?


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Post  sfg4uKim on 3/9/2012, 10:14 pm

Planting is determined by the "thin to" instructions on the package (see p. 109 in the ANSFG book).

Thin to 12" = 1 per square
Thin to 6" = 4 per square
Thin to 4" = 9 per square
Thin to 3" = 16 per square

If you grow the peas vertically they should be ok. It's hard to see from the photo below, but I tie four 6' bamboo poles together at the top and put one each in a corner of a square. A couple inches from each corner I plant 1 pea (or pole bean) on each side of a bamboo pole and run two plants up each of the poles. They've always been just fine.


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Post  GWN on 3/10/2012, 9:45 am

What a gorgeous picture, not only for the healthy veggies, but it is just a beautiful picture. WOW

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Post  LeeAnne12 on 3/10/2012, 12:53 pm

Thanks so much for the info and page number. Now, I understand. Your garden is beautiful and the plants look so healthy. It's making me hungry!

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