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Post  thegreatcob on 9/9/2012, 10:09 am

since mel brought it up in his blog
Squeeze EVEN MORE Out of Your Square Foot Garden
does any one mix plant there squares with long maturing and quick maturing crops.
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Post  nycquilter on 9/9/2012, 10:30 am

in my garden, lettuce grows under the cucumber trellis, radishes grow around the beans which grow up their cage.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/9/2012, 10:39 am

I found that to be a pretty interesting topic when Mel posted it. I guess mainly because here on the forum, that's a pretty common practice, and has been discussed quite a few time.
Like you nycquilter, I plant radish and lettuce in all kinds of little nooks and crannies, and cooler shaded areas.

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Post  camprn on 9/9/2012, 11:34 am

This year breakfast radish and shallots went into the same bed, radish harvested, then shallots harvested, then put in late sweet peppers and broccoli starts that had been holding in pots.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 9/9/2012, 11:37 am

Recently, I planted radishes around my tiny brocolli plant.
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Post  llama momma on 9/9/2012, 2:58 pm

I put 4 strawberry runner babies around a Fordhook Giant swiss chard. When I pull up the chard by winter the strawberries can have the square all to themselves.
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Post  rowena___. on 9/9/2012, 4:21 pm

i intermix planting regularly, both for best use of space and also for companion benefits. usually a square will only have single specimens during that crop's main growing season--during the beginning and end of that plant's season it will be sharing the space, either with something coming up or with something going out.
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Post  Rhianna78 on 9/9/2012, 6:36 pm

Well before I had ever heard of SFG, I interplanted but under the concept of Companion Planting. I like doing so in the SFG is just a logical progression. Lettuce is so happy to grow with any number of plants that will shade it. I've never done much with radishes, but that's a good idea.
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