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Eric Vinje

Hi Helen –

In a raised bed plants can be grown more closely together than in a traditional row garden. When growing vegetables stagger your rows so that a plant in one row is between two plants in the other row. This creates an almost continuous leaf cover that shades out weeds. I’ve attached a link to our Growing More In Less Space article that lists how closely different seeds or seedlings can be planted in a raised bed garden.


Hope it helps!