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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Square Foot Gardening - How Many Plants Per Square?

Is there a trick to figuring out how many plants to plant per square foot?

Alphabetical Order

  • Basil: 1/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Beans: bush-type 9/sqft; pole-type 8/sqft
  • Beets: 16/sqft 
  • Broccoli: 1/sqft 
  • Cabbage: 1/sqft 
  • Carrots: 16/sqft 
  • Cauliflower: 1/sqft 
  • Celery: 4/sqft (6") (according to sqft reader Doreen Howard) 
  • Chard(Swiss): 4/sqft 
  • Corn: 1/sqft (revised in 2/96 OG to 4/sqft) 
  • Cucumbers: 2/sqft in a row of 4 sqft (6" apart along middle of sqft row) 
  • Daffodils: 36/sqft 
  • Eggplant: 1/sqft 
  • Garlic: 4/sqft (6") (according to several sqft readers. Some say 9/sqft (4")) 
  • Leeks: 9/sqft (see special technique in 2/96 OG
  • Lettuce: 4/sqft 
  • Marjoram: 4/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Muskmelons: 1/sqft (grow in row of 4 squares, on trellis) 
  • Okra: 1-2/sqft (according to reader Sandra Walters) 
  • Onions: 16/sqft 
  • Oregano: 1/4sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Parsley: 4/sqft 
  • Peas: 8/sqft (grow in row of 4 squares on trellis, see special grid
  • Peppers: 1/sqft 
  • Potatoes: 1/sqft (see special technique in 2/96 OG
  • Radishes: 16/sqft 
  • Savory: 1/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Scallions: 36/sqft (2") (see special technique in 2/96 OG
  • Spinach: 9/sqft 
  • Squash, Summer: vine-type 3/4sqft (see special grid); bush-type 1/3sqft (see special grid) (see also Zucchini's revised spacing) 
  • Squash, Winter: 1/2sqft (see special grid
  • Sweet Potatoes: 2/sqft (according to sqft reader John Webster
  • Thyme: 4/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Tomatoes: bush-type: 4/4sqft (see special grid); vine-type 1/sqft (in row of 4 on trellis) 
  • Watermelon: bush-type 1/sqft; vine-type 1/2sqft - both kinds along trellis 
  • Zucchini: 1/sqft (Mel from 2/96 OG)

Grid Order

1 Plant per square foot

  • Basil: 1/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Broccoli: 1/sqft 
  • Cabbage: 1/sqft 
  • Cauliflower: 1/sqft 
  • Eggplant: 1/sqft 
  • Muskmelons: 1/sqft (grow in row of 4 squares, on trellis)
  • Okra: 1-2/sqft (according to reader Sandra Walters) 
  • Peppers: 1/sqft 
  • Potatoes: 1/sqft (see special technique in 2/96 OG)
  • Savory: 1/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Watermelon: bush-type 1/sqft; vine-type 1/2sqft - both kinds along trellis 
  • Zucchini: 1/sqft (Mel from 2/96 OG)

4 Plants per square foot

  • Celery: 4/sqft (6") (according to sqft reader Doreen Howard) 
  • Chard(Swiss): 4/sqft 
  • Garlic: 4/sqft (6") (according to several sqft readers. Some say 9/sqft (4")) 
  • Lettuce: 4/sqft 
  • Marjoram: 4/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Oregano: 4/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 
  • Parsley: 4/sqft 
  • Thyme: 4/sqft (according to sqft reader Kevin M. Wilson) 

9 Plants per square foot

  • Beans: bush-type 9/sqft; pole-type 8/sqft
  • Leeks: 9/sqft (see special technique in 2/96 OG
  • Spinach: 9/sqft 

16 Plants per square foot

  • Beets: 16/sqft 
  • Carrots: 16/sqft 
  • Radishes: 16/sqft 
  • Onions: 16/sqft 

36 Plants per square foot

  • Daffodils: 36/sqft 
  • Scallions: 36/sqft (2") (see special technique in 2/96 OG

Special alignments

  • Corn: 1/sqft (revised in 2/96 OG to 4/sqft) 
  • Cucumbers: 2/sqft in a row of 4 sqft (6" apart along middle of sqft row) 
  • Peas: 8/sqft (grow in row of 4 squares on trellis, see special grid
  • Squash, Summer: vine-type 3/4sqft (see special grid); bush-type 1/3sqft (see special grid) (see also Zucchini's revised spacing) 
  • Squash, Winter: 1/2sqft (see special grid
  • Sweet Potatoes: 2/sqft (according to sqft reader John Webster
  • Tomatoes: bush-type: 4/4sqft (see special grid); vine-type 1/sqft (in row of 4 on trellis) 
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