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Post  Sunsanvil on 5/30/2016, 8:19 am

Has anyone ever attempted to assemble a plant-per-square list for all those things not in the book?  Might be a worthwhile endeavor if someone could chair the effort, maybe make a sticky out of it.

BTW, right now I'm wondering about herbs (sage, rosemary, cilantro).

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/30/2016, 8:31 am

Excellent idea!  A great place to start the list would be in the search  feature .

In my ANSFG, 1st ed, book cilantro is on page 234. It says one per square. Best guess is the other two herbs are one per square also seeing as they can get pretty large.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/30/2016, 10:57 am

Agreed - great idea!

Rosemary can grow into a LARGE bush - 5 ft tall, etc... May be better to put it in a large pot instead.

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Post  trolleydriver on 5/30/2016, 11:35 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Rosemary can grow into a LARGE bush - 5 ft tall, etc...  May be better to put it in a large pot instead.

Oh No!  I planted my Romarin (which I think is the same as Rosemary) four per square based on the plant spacing on the seed packet. The packet says 6 inch spacing and a height of 24 to 36 inches.

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Post  sanderson on 5/30/2016, 2:22 pm

I corrected the typo so it becomes Searchable. Razz There are some unusual spacings, such as cucumbers (2/sq), but it also depends on whether something is an annual or perennial, to be picked small or allowed to grow to full size, northern or southern latitudes, etc.

If someone wants to do this, I can edit at any time or point as more info from members becomes available. There are other options, also.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/30/2016, 9:09 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:
@AtlantaMarie wrote:Rosemary can grow into a LARGE bush - 5 ft tall, etc...  May be better to put it in a large pot instead.

Oh No!  I planted my Romarin (which I think is the same as Rosemary) four per square based on the plant spacing on the seed packet. The packet says 6 inch spacing and a height of 24 to 36 inches.


TD you are OK. My Rosemary is the only herb that I can keep alive overwinter. I have it in a terra cotta planter. It will get to be about 2 ft tall. And you will need to pull it in for winter...I have mine in an East facing window, it survives. Remember to water it!

This is at least the 3rd or 4th year for this particular plant.....it is the North!

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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/30/2016, 9:47 pm

As I understand it, Arp is the hardiest variety of rosemary.

I planted it for the first time last year, it survived our (mild) winter, and now is thriving.

Barbecue is another relatively hardy variety of rosemary, although I haven't had as much luck with it.

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Post  trolleydriver on 5/30/2016, 11:03 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:TD you are OK.  My Rosemary is the only herb that I can keep alive overwinter.  I have it in a terra cotta planter.  It will get to be about 2 ft tall.  And you will need to pull it in for winter...I have mine in an East facing window, it survives.  Remember to water it!

This is at least the 3rd or 4th year for this particular plant.....it is the North!  

Thanks for the encouragement. I never even thought about bringing it indoors. Will have to remember to try that.

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Post  herblover on 6/1/2016, 9:55 am

I plant rosemary as an annual; if we have a very mild winter it will survive but I don't count on it.  It shares a pot with parsley right out my back door since I use a lot of both.  Sage is planted in the big back bed with the perennial flowers since it can get huge!  Mine is about 3-4 years old now and is the size of a small shrub.  I don't put any herbs in my SFG; they are either in ground or pots.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 6/1/2016, 2:03 pm

I plant my peas & pole beans 8 per square so that I can run 2 plants (dots) up one of 4 bamboo poles (Xs) in the square.




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Post  has55 on 6/2/2016, 10:22 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Agreed - great idea!

Rosemary can grow into a LARGE bush - 5 ft tall, etc...  May be better to put it in a large pot instead.
about 5 ft tall and wide

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Post  trolleydriver on 6/2/2016, 10:46 am

@has55 wrote:
@AtlantaMarie wrote:Agreed - great idea!

Rosemary can grow into a LARGE bush - 5 ft tall, etc...  May be better to put it in a large pot instead.
about 5 ft tall and wide
Probably depends on where you live. Up here in the Great White North, I grow mine as an annual and seed packet says 6 inch spacing and plant height of 24 to 36 inches.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 6/6/2016, 4:51 pm

Here are some of my spacing notes for vegetables that I don’t think are in the ANSFG book:
Bok choy – grew a larger variety at 4/square, which ended up being rather tight 
    would have been fine with a smaller variety, or harvested younger(or, uhm, on time)
    those mini-bok choy heads could probably just manage 9/square
Claytonia = Miner’s Lettuce– 16 per square
Collards – 1 per square
Napa Cabbage – 1 per square (4 is likely possible with some of the smaller/narrower varieties)
Mache – 9 per square seemed light; I’ll try 16 with some of my fall plantings
Rutabega (grown larger than avg. turnips) 4/square
Winter radish varieties that grow large like daikons – 16/square didn't work for me - no radishes! 9/square worked ok.

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