Friday, February 17, 2012

Garden Plant Spacing Guide

I am in full swing planning for this years garden (more of that to come), and I noticed I hadn't posted anything on plant spacing.

So, here is a quick rundown of each plant, the width of the row, the spacing between plants, and any other need to know notes.  This should help in determining how many plants you need for your area.
This obviously doesn't include every plant, but the list can easily be compared to plants of similar size/nature.
If you are a square foot gardener, check out this post for spacing questions.


GARDEN PLANT SPACING GUIDE




Plant
Row
Width
Plant
Spacing
Notes




Artichokes
48”
4-6 feet apart
Plant down the center
Beans, Bush
30-36”
18” apart
Staggered back and forth along row
Beans, Pole
30-36”
Thin 3” plantings to 6” apart
Plant down the center
Beets
24-30”
Thin to 3-4” apart
Plant down both sides of row – can triple plant radishes in middle
Broccoli
36”
2’ apart
Staggered back and forth along row
Cabbage
36”
2’ apart
Staggered back and forth along row
Cauliflower
36”
2’ apart
Staggered back and forth along row
Cantaloupes
36-48”
At least 3’ apart
Plant multiple seeds in a hill and thin to one
Carrots
28-30”
Will push themselves apart as they grow
Plant along both sides
Celery
28-30”
6-8” apart
Plant along both sides
Corn
24-36”
Thin to 8-12” apart
Row width varies with variety
Cucumbers
36”
3’ apart
Plant multiple seeds in a hill and thin to one
Eggplant
36”
3’ apart

Lettuce
28-30”
At least 12” apart
Staggered back and forth along row
Onions
24”
2-3” apart for bulb
Plant along both sides
Peas
30-36”
2” apart
Plant along both sides
Peppers
36”
18” apart
Staggered back and forth along row
Potatoes
30”
12” apart
Plant down the center
Pumpkins



Radishes
28-30”

Plant between two rows of carrots, beets, onions
Rhubarb
36”
2-3’ apart

Spinach
24-28”
2-4” apart

Strawberries
36”
10-14” apart
Staggered back and forth along row
Squash, Summer
36”
3’ apart

Squash, Winter
36-40”
3-6’ apart
Spacing depends on variety
Swiss Chard
24-28”
2-4” apart

Tomatoes
36”
3’ apart
Use stakes
Turnips
30”
1-2” apart
Plant along both sides
Watermelon
36-48”
At least 4-5’ apart
Plant multiple seeds in a hill and thin to one

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