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Spacing of seeds?

Post  MrRandy on 5/10/2010, 11:32 pm

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?
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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.


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Post  MrRandy on 5/11/2010, 5:05 pm

Thanks Chopper.. Really good guidelines.


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