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11X12 or 15X12 ?

Post  jimmy cee on Fri 8 Mar 2013 - 20:07

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 Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 7:02

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 Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 10:51

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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Post  jimmy cee on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 13:00

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

Post  cheyannarach on Sat 9 Mar 2013 - 22:06

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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