Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by plantoid Today at 6:35 am

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by sanderson Today at 1:31 am

» Seed Starting!!
by SQWIB Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 7:12 pm

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Swap Week - January 20-28
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:17 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 12:57 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by No_Such_Reality 1/17/2018, 11:16 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 1/17/2018, 9:42 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:25 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:12 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2018, 7:08 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by has55 1/17/2018, 2:41 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2018, 9:10 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals 1/16/2018, 12:32 pm

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak 1/16/2018, 6:03 am

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 1/15/2018, 6:43 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 3:53 am

» New England Jan 2018
by hammock gal 1/13/2018, 5:50 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual 1/13/2018, 5:05 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:26 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:24 pm

» Drafts?
by trolleydriver 1/13/2018, 1:18 pm

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/13/2018, 1:07 pm

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/12/2018, 4:57 pm

» Review of Terms of Service
by Ginger Blue 1/12/2018, 4:02 pm

» DIY Plant Markers
by countrynaturals 1/11/2018, 7:32 pm

» Non flowering sugar and snow peas
by sanderson 1/11/2018, 3:21 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Bush tomato spacing?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Bush tomato spacing?

Post  Retired Member 1 on 3/30/2010, 3:45 pm

In the original book Mel stated to space bush (determinate) tomatoes 4 to a 4x4' bed (2x2' spacing each). In the new book he recommends 3'x3' spacing. I wonder if the larger spacing is due to the fact the plants might grow bigger in the improved soil? What do you guys use? I knew 84 squares would not be enough!

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bush tomato spacing?

Post  Mikesgardn on 3/31/2010, 2:04 pm

I've used both spacings. With the smaller spacing, I had to cage the tomatoes to keep them from spreading into other squares.
avatar
Mikesgardn

Male Posts : 219
Join date : 2010-03-09
Age : 55
Location : Elkridge, MD (zone 7a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bush tomato spacing?

Post  Retired Member 1 on 3/31/2010, 2:54 pm

Thanks. I guess I should have mentioned that I always cage the determinants -- otherwise they will flop over or break some of their stems. I think I'll go with the 2x2 spacing since that is what I've used with the "old" SFG method, and that is what my current plan calls for. Was just curious about the change.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bush tomato spacing?

Post  happyfrog on 4/1/2010, 6:59 pm

good to know! my seed packet (for large red cherry tomato ) says 3 feet spacing.

i was just entering the info into my 'seed list' in my garden excel spreadsheet 'cause i'm a nerd and was wondering what i should put for my sfg spacing. i like the idea of 2x2 per plant. Smile gives me more squares. Smile

i've got my seedlings outside for the first time overnight. i told them it was going to be warm enough for them and to buck up. *grin* here's hoping the tomatoes make it. . . i have lettuce and all other stuff, too in seed trays.

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bush tomato spacing?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


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