Spacing for Golden Bantam
I'm considering plant spacing. My goal is seed, actually.
Inexperience is bringing me to a stand-still in planning.
At least 200 plants to maintain good genetic diversity, if I understand correctly. I may do more.
I'm being greedy with space for the sake of amendments and giving them the best soil possible, but don't want to do anything stupid. I'm sure I will, anyway, but I can try.
Three or Four 6 foot rows spaced 20" apart.
Planting as close as 8" apart in the rows.
The area is a quadrilateral with a base (on the West end) at 10'-0" wide (as our lot comes to a point). I paced the opposite (East) side @ 47'-0" across. I paced the South side connecting at 65'-0". This footage is to reflect the "fan" of the garden plot. What layout is best for pollination?
Gusty wind and breezes, generally, come from the West as indicated by my clothes line experience.
The wind dies in mid-summer unless a storm occurs where disease potential arises.
The directions I stated are not based on true North. The sun will rise at the upper right corner of this plot and set at the lower let corner. Just trying to keep it simple, really. Not sure if these matter.
Appreciate your consideration.