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11X12 or 15X12 ?

Post  jimmy cee on 3/8/2013, 11:07 pm

11 X 12 or 15 X 12
4 squares 3 squares

My existing bed is 45 inches wide.
Which would be my best choice above
Width cannot be altered, nor can the 10' long be either

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Re: 11X12 or 15X12 ?

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 3/9/2013, 10:02 am

I would personally use 12" grid and leave that last grid at 9" Otherwise you won't have the proper spacing without doing mental gymnastics every time. I would also put the 9" on the side where you might be more likely to plant larger plants if that's a consideration.

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Post  memart1 on 3/9/2013, 1:51 pm

My original bed is 30 inches x 26 feet. I used a 12" x 12" grid and in the front 6" I planted marigolds. The bees loved the marigolds, and they are excellent pollinators. Also the flowers decorated the garden. But don't believe anything about marigolds repelling rabbits -- I have seen rabbits eat marigolds several years ago!!

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Re: 11X12 or 15X12 ?

Post  jimmy cee on 3/9/2013, 4:00 pm

my gosh why didn't I think of that ???
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Re: 11X12 or 15X12 ?

Post  cheyannarach on 3/10/2013, 1:06 am

I have quite a few boxes that are not square and I use string for boxes. I just plant flowers or small veggies like radishes in the small "squares". Same with the larger squares I just plant bigger veggies in there! It won't make a big difference and you will get used to it however you set it up! Sometimes we just gotta make due with what we have! Have fun and happy planting!

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