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Post  Selandra on 1/26/2011, 11:23 am

Okay, where do I go when I want to find the spacing/ planting/ harvesting time for the plants not specified in the books? I remember being able to do that on the old sight but can't find it now.

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Re: Lost in SFG...

Post  middlemamma on 1/26/2011, 12:11 pm

Maybe this will help
http://www.squarefootgardening.org/qnastart

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Post  Chopper on 1/27/2011, 12:54 am

When I was first putting together my plan, anything I could not find I just entered into google search as: SFG spacing for xxxxxx and found what I needed pretty easily. Just FYI and FWIW.

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Post  Selandra on 1/28/2011, 10:08 am

Thanks guys.

I was trying to search Chopper, but I guess I'm not wording it right as I seem to get a lot of articles that don't help. But I'll keep trying Smile

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Post  miinva on 1/28/2011, 10:57 am

Maybe you could list the plants you're looking for and see if anyone here has tried them?

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Post  Selandra on 1/28/2011, 12:51 pm

Good idea... I want to estimate the harvest time from when I plant or transplant into the ground. A few I also need spacing

Kale - both

Turnip - harvest

Parsnip - harvest

All herbs besides those in SFG I need harvest, spacing for all but basil, chives, cilantro, mint, dill, garlic, oregano, parsley, and rosemary. (yes I am an herb freak, I love spices even though I'm a lousy cook, or maybe because..)

Collards - harvest

Leeks - harvest

Okra - harvest

Any help would be appreciated as I'm working hard on my spreadsheet and so looking forward to


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Post  Chopper on 1/28/2011, 4:55 pm

Here is a guideline I developed:

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. bush beans, pole beans
4 lettuce, chard, marigolds, or kohlrabi, strawberries,
1 tomato, pepper(try 2 next time), eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, or corn, cabbage, celery, potato
1 squash, or melon per 2 sq.ft. (or 3ft space – zucchini)
2 cucumbers

And if all you have is the seed packet and no info re SFG:
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.

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Post  boffer on 1/28/2011, 6:35 pm

When I started out, I had the second part of Chopper's post laminated and stuck in the same box as my seeds. It made seed spacing a no-brainer. But, as I gained experience, I also made adjustments to suit my observations.

@Selandra wrote:... I want to estimate the harvest time from when I plant or transplant into the ground....
Harvest time is nearly always plus or minus fifty percent of what the seed packet says it will be! Okay...I exaggerate...but just a little! If you're growing outside, the veggies will be growing as fast or as slow as the weather allows-they don't pay any attention to what that number is. The number on the seed package will be close if you're growing in a controlled environment.

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Post  ander217 on 1/28/2011, 8:40 pm

Time to harvest also varies with the variety. I just received some leek seed and one variety says ready in 120 days, while another variety says ready to harvest in 75-80. A third variety was ready in about 60 days if memory serves.

It also depends on what size you choose to harvest. With greens or lettuces you can harvest small leaves sooner than the package says or you can wait until they grow to full size which takes a week or two longer.

It's just a big guessing game with me. Sometimes I win, sometimes I don't. But do-overs are allowed.


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Re: Lost in SFG...

Post  Selandra on 1/28/2011, 9:47 pm

Thank you for all the info guys.

Chopper - Thank you, the problem I had is that only a limited number of items are included in the book on spacing and a lot of the seeds I got in trade so no packet. I guess I can sneek a peak at the packets in the store as I'm busy drooling over all the seeds I don't have yet and probably wouldn't have time to grow even if I did.

Boffer and Ander -- I was mainly trying to guess when I could reuse squares and what would be a good replacement so I didn't plant too late. Thinking back on last year my carrots definatly were not ready for harvest at their time and my squash was fruiting before I was ready for it. Experiance is the best teacher (patience is just not my best virtue Smile

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