This is my first post so I will start with hello everyone! This will be my third season with a raised bed garden and so far it has gone pretty well. I've planted pole beans the last two years but I want to try bush beans this year. From what I've read they say you can plant 9 seeds per square foot so that would be 144 plants in a 4'x4' plot. That seems excessive to me so I'm asking how other gardeners plant them. I'm also planning on planting in two stages, about three weeks apart.