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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» test position
by RoOsTeR Today at 1:40 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Kelejan Today at 9:21 am

» Hello from central Massachusetts!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:30 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:33 pm

» last chance to pre-order baker seeds-rare seed catalog
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:36 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:09 pm

» What's eating my plants
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:30 pm

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 12:25 pm

» Shallots, Prisma
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:59 am

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 10:16 pm

» Peas and cucumbers: Trellis position and plant spacing
by yolos 10/21/2016, 8:32 pm

» California's Drought
by Kelejan 10/21/2016, 7:37 pm

» Garlic
by recoush 10/21/2016, 5:15 pm

» Mason bees
by recoush 10/21/2016, 5:08 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess 10/21/2016, 4:51 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 3:50 am

» New England October, 2016
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:56 pm

» leggy potatoes plants were started too early in the hous
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:38 pm

» Thin Crust Pizza
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 11:34 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/19/2016, 8:10 pm

» November Planting in SoCal, time to keep working it and bragging rights time!
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 10:27 am

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:48 pm

» Cucumber plant visitor
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:31 pm

» Hello all
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:16 pm

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 6:45 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson 10/18/2016, 4:32 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/18/2016, 11:17 am


Search SFG Forum

Do you plant similar plants together?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Do you plant similar plants together?

Post  boffer on 3/18/2011, 8:56 pm

While musing in another thread, NHGardener wrote:
Do you group all your like plants together, or do you scatter them throughout your boxes?

I generally will scatter mine around. If one plant in ten does poorly compared to the others, it tells me I better add extra compost to that box.

I've had cabbage moths bother plants in one box, but not the plants in boxes on either side. On the other hand, if I put all my broccoli in one box, it would make it easy to cover all those plants with crop cloth to keep the moths away.

Planting all the like plants together makes crop rotation easier.

Scattering makes it easier to mix different sizes of plants.

What else?


Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Do you plant similar plants together?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 3/19/2011, 3:38 pm

I like planting things closer together because I monitor the staggering of my plantings easier. It also tends to be easier to see which square to harvest.

However, this year, I randomized things. I like my lettuces in one spot and carrots in another. Therefore, I get in a real rut when it comes to rotation. So, I randomized things this year to ensure that I forget where things were and will rotate next year by default.

It's easy to trick my short-term memory.....now, what else did I want to say?


Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 42
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

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