Originally posted by Deborah L.: That sounds good, Comfrey. I'm only a container gardener who is dreaming of a real garden.
I'm curious as to how many plants, such as a tomato, go in the one square foot of ground?
Like, do you plant one per foot, or 2 if it's a small plant such as a pepper, or what?
The tomato plants
I grow require alot of space..each plant
is given 2 square feet growing
area and I allow 1-2' between the plants
, that way I have room for cages/stakes and room to be able to pick and work with my plants
alittle better, Now for peppers
, I probable crowd them alittle, but I space the plants
1' apart, and yes I do measure when I set my plants
out...I have a wooden fold up type measurer thing, one of hubby's throw aways, part of it is broke off, but there is still enough to work perfect for my needs, and it fits nicely into my garden bucket that has my hand tools, hose nozzles, garden ties, hammer, scissors & a regular roll up tape measure, string & who knows what else might be in the bottom. Now for okra...I thin it out to about 6-8" between plants
, the more space you give each plant
the larger the plant
will be and the more productive it will be also, so crowding somethings is not a good thing, and other things can still be very productive crowded up.