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Post  travis4710 on 3/17/2010, 10:16 pm

Just built my first raised bed garden and stumbled across the sfg method. My bed is 5' x 10' and here is my proposed layout. Please critique or offer any suggestions you might have concerning my layout. Thanks in advance for your help!!!

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Re: Newbie with Layout Questions...

Post  titans01 on 3/17/2010, 11:01 pm

The only thing I would question is the summer squash. Depending on the variety you are planting I think you might need more room there not to mention 6 plants is going to produce a ton of squash. Thanks for posting your layout. It's always nice to see other peoples layouts.

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Post  boffer on 3/17/2010, 11:04 pm

I would put the corn on the north side. I missed direction if it was shown.
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Post  travis4710 on 3/17/2010, 11:06 pm

The corn will be on the north east side while the potatoes are on the southeast if that helps.

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Post  timwardell on 3/17/2010, 11:52 pm

I agree with Titans01 that it seems like a LOT of squash and they will most likely need more than one square. I'm giving my summer squash (yellow crook neck) 4 squares per plant in my SFG. This is based on previous years experience with the size of the plants.
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Post  travis4710 on 3/18/2010, 10:29 pm

Any more suggestions or should I go ahead and start planting???

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Post  titans01 on 3/18/2010, 10:30 pm

@travis4710 wrote:Any more suggestions or should I go ahead and start planting???
Let er rip and please take pictures.

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Re: Newbie with Layout Questions...

Post  chocolatepop on 3/18/2010, 10:56 pm

what kind of tomatoes are you planting? what kind of beans? are you using a trellis? are you doing full sized onions or more like scallions? I agree, that is a lot of "summer squash", what varieties are you planting?

Just a start on questions for you Wink
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Re: Newbie with Layout Questions...

Post  travis4710 on 3/19/2010, 6:39 am

@chocolatepop wrote:what kind of tomatoes are you planting? what kind of beans? are you using a trellis? are you doing full sized onions or more like scallions? I agree, that is a lot of "summer squash", what varieties are you planting?

Just a start on questions for you


Not sure on the tomatoes yet, probably going with fordhook lima beans and maybe some sugar snap peas. The onions are evergreen long white bunching, ancd I guess I need to cut back on the squash, I didn't know four squares would produce so much.

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