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Planting adequate????

Posted by windrider1967 none (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 1, 11 at 20:33

I am in the process of setting up our garden co-op, it is myself and 2 other families. 4 adults and 6 kids. Wondering if the following planting should be adequate.

Planting list:

5x40 - 3 sisters - corn, zukes, pole beans (zukes at 5 ft spacing, corn and beans at 1 ft throughout)
1x40 - Peas 4 rows double trellis
1x20 - spinach 4 rows 3 in spacing
1x20 - onions 2 rows 6 in spacing
2x20 - head Lettuce 2 rows 12 in
2x20 cabbage 1 row center
2x20 leaf lettuce
2x20 collards
4x20 tomatoes 2 rows 2 ft spacing
4x20 peppers 2 rows 2 ft spacing
2x40 broccoli 1 row center 2 ft
3x40 cukes 1 row 3 ft spacing
5x40 butternut 1 row 5 ft spacing
3x40 honeydew 1 row 3 ft spacing
4x40 cantalope 1 row 4 ft spacing
5x40 watermelon 1 row 5 ft spacing

I also have 18 everbearing strawberries started, approx 40 garlic started and am planning a full herb garden.

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RE: Planting adequate????

I think several seed companies, such as Johnnys and Territorial have info on their websites and calculators to determine how much of what to plant per person. I would always plant more rather than less, especially if you preserve your crops by freezing, canning, or drying. You can always put up a little more than normally needed. You can also give away excess to needy neighbors or to a food bank.

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