New to SFG : need help

weldontx(z 8a TX)January 20, 2012

I have started seeds inside and while getting the bed prepped I have been studying what will companion with what. Then I thought of a space that I have that might make a good SFG. It's approx. 2 ft. wide and about 12 - 14 ft. long. I would like to get feed back on this plan. Remember the bed is two ft. wide.

2 ft. Tomatoes; 1 ft onions; 1 ft. lettuce; 1ft. carrots; 2 ft.tomatoes; 1 ft. onion; 2 ft. peppers. I would probably go another 2 ft. with squash, either summer or winter.

Ideas please. I'm in zone 8 Dallas, Ft. Worth, TX. area

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janezee(Sunset 5, 8b, Whidbey WA)

Sounds good! You might need 4 squares for each tomato and each squash. That depends on what kind you grow and if you're trellising or staking or sprawling. SunGold, for instance, takes up a lot of room, whereas Lime Green Salad or Red Robin are small and would only need a square each. Not all tomatoes are created equal, nor is their spacing.
Squash, I love. But be prepared for the sprawl of vines like spaghetti squash, or the huge leaves of zucchini.
Either way, you sound like you are on your way. Good luck.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2012 at 4:25AM
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weldontx(z 8a TX)

Thanks, Jan. I have some veggies that I've winter sown and will probably need to transplant in 2 - 3 weeks. So I hope the bed is ready by then. Help is coming today. The tomatoes that I grow get large, but we'll deal with that

    Bookmark   January 21, 2012 at 8:55AM
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