quiltbea wrote:You can plant tomatoes, even the indeterminate that continue to grow, in a one-sqaure-foot spacing in a raised bed if you stake it or use strings to twist the tomato up its length.
1 plant per square foot
broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, head lettuce, tomato, peppers,
4 per square foot:
leaf lettuce, parsley, Swiss chard, turnip,
9 per sq foot:
bush beans, spinach
16 per sq foot:
beets, carrots, radishes, leeks, onions,
If you trellis along the north side of your boxes:
cukes are 4 per sq foot,
melons are 4 per sq foot,
peas and pole beans are 8 per sq ft in two rows side by side planted 3" apart.
summer squash 3 in a space 4 ft long by 1 ft wide.
zucchini which does not vine takes 9 sq ft (3 across and 3 wide)
A very succint summation. Thank you.
OT: I used to have boxed beds (the neighbors' trees loved it, I've pulled up lots of volunteer trees and shared them with friends/family) and now I'm sqft in sqft containers.
USDA Zone 10, Sunset Zone 25, 16 feet above sea level, surrounded by chem-turfers.