Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Grow light stand for less than $10.00
by MrBooker Today at 3:21 pm

» To all my SFG pals and more.
by llama momma Today at 3:20 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 3:14 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by countrynaturals Today at 3:09 pm

» New England January 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:20 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 1:15 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 12:15 pm

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by countrynaturals Today at 12:07 pm

» Cauliflower
by yolos Today at 12:04 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 11:44 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 2:56 am

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by yolos Today at 12:49 am

» EMT Clips
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson 1/20/2017, 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker 1/20/2017, 4:46 am

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 1/19/2017, 5:46 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 1/19/2017, 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Spacing of seeds?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Spacing of seeds?

Post  MrRandy on 5/10/2010, 11:32 pm

Hi,
If a packet of seed says "thin to 8-10" ,should I plant 3 plants per square in a triangle pattern, or one like a 12" spacing would get?
Thanks for the help.

MrRandy

Male Posts : 14
Join date : 2010-04-16
Age : 73
Location : Henderson, Nevada - Zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spacing of seeds?

Post  Chopper on 5/11/2010, 2:56 am

I forget where I got this info, but this is my general guideline:






Here are
examples of what can be planted in each square foot:
16 carrots or radishes, onion (or 9)


9 onions, beets, peas, garlic, spinach
4 lettuce, chard, marigolds, or kohlrabi, strawberries, bush beans,
1 tomato, pepper, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, or corn, cabbage, celery, potato
1 squash, cucumber, or melon per 2 sq.ft. (or 3ft space – zucchini)


1 per square
foot: plants that are thinned or planted 12 inches apart.


4 per square
foot: plants that are thinned or planted 6 inches apart.


9 per square
foot: plants that are thinned or planted 4 inches apart.


16 per
square foot: plants that are thinned or planted 3 inches apart.


So for 8 inches apart, I would personally plant 4, 3 or 2 per square. It would depend what it was, how I planned to use it and my experience with how big it actually gets. FWIW.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Thanks

Post  MrRandy on 5/11/2010, 5:05 pm

Thanks Chopper.. Really good guidelines.

MrRandy

Male Posts : 14
Join date : 2010-04-16
Age : 73
Location : Henderson, Nevada - Zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Spacing of seeds?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:22 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum