2009 Tentative Garden Layout

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8 ft x 6 ft beds.  The lettuce at the top will be planted on/in 20 inch high bales of straw, thanks to a few awesome bloggers who taught me this trick in their posts.

I’m going to do a broccoli experiment this spring.  I’ll plant two whole beds of broccoli, one with a closer spacing than the other, all other things equal, and we’ll see how it affects yield:

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I’m guessing the bed with 35 plants will outperform the bed with 24, but it’s worth checking.  Maybe I’ll be surprised.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Josh on April 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    The 24 yield more i think. Tomatoes like space to spread out and will produce more fruit if they’re happy (assuming the sun is the same in both spots). Nice blog by the way.

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  2. Thanks Josh! The experiment is about broccoli! I’m also trying Small Miracle, which claims to only need 8 inch spacing.

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