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Please critique my SFG plan

Posted by elb2012 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 31, 09 at 21:49

This will be my first year with SFG and I'm still a little tentative about where to place what. Would anyone be willing to critique my plan? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Each plant is a square and each squash and determinate tomato takes up 2 spaces (except the romas...going to try to squeeze them in). First bed is 4x8 and the second is 6x6.

There will be trellises between the last and second to last rows of the 6x6 box as well as along the left=hand side.

Rosemary Thyme Parsley Carrot
Sage Cilantro Oregano Carrot
Cayenne Cayenne Scallion Scallion
Banana Pepper x 3 Jalapeno
Bell pep. Bell Bell Jalapeno
Determinate Tom. Roma Roma
Determinate Determinate
Bush Bean x 4

Squash Bush Beans Bush Beans Squash
Determinate Strawberry Straw Straw Straw
Indeterm. Basil Cuke Cuke Sqaush
Indeterm. Basil Cuke Cuke Squash
Pole Beans Indet Grape Tom. Grape Tom. Indet Pole Beans
Cantaloupe Cuke Indet. Indet. Cuke Cantaloupe

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RE: Please critique my SFG plan

elb - your layout is really difficult to translate, because of the format. You'll get tons of suggestions if you sketch something on paper, then scan it as a photo.


RE: Please critique my SFG plan

I haven't tried SFG gardening yet, but I don't think genetics will change with SFG, if you plant Hot peppers next to Sweet bell peppers they will cross polinate and you will get mild hot peppers and Hot Bell peppers.

RE: Please critique my SFG plan

1st thing - NEVER make the bed wider than 4ft. Unless of course, YOU can reach to the middle of it w/o stepping into the bed. In fact, if you are short you probably should make it less than 4ft wide. 2 or 3ft beds are not uncommon, even 1ft if you want access to everything.

2nd Always indicate where North is. w/o knowing which way is north it is only guessing to comment.

The pepper thing is only if you will be saving seed, then you can hand pollinate.

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