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  • Plant Spacing In Raised Beds

    Created by HelenRBright on

    I finally got some raised beds through the services of ‘in the backyard solutions’ (http://inthebackyard.ca/). I have an area of about 30 x 40 to fill with gardens. Is there an ideal size for ease of working and maximize the number of plants without overcrowding them? I may not get all of this completed this year. Any help with ideas is greatly appreciated.

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    E. 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!

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