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Raised Bed Vegetable growing

I have three raised beds, 4x4 area, and want to grow vegetable for home use.  I'm not sure how many I can plant or how much space to

allow for.  I would like to plant onions, green beans, tomatoes, squash and eggplants.  I have lot's of experience with flowers, but not

vegetables.  I plan to read up on gardens, but could use advice from others on vegetables.

Thank you

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  _unc69_

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Re: Raised Bed Vegetable growing

depending on the type of squash  you are planting willl depend on the room you will need for zuccini squash i have seen plants get 3 ft in diameter for other squash varieties most are vine bearers and require more room like cucmbers. i am actually considering the pallet method for my zuccini and melons this  year will give them support and keep them off the dirt

2014-03-31T19:26:09.000Z

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  RealMenGarden Soil Stomper

RealMenGarden

Re: Raised Bed Vegetable growing

I have used raised beds of one design or another for years, and the most important lesson I've learned about the "density" of your planting is this:

You need to be able to easily weed around your plants or you won't!

This past year my beds were intentionally long and wide.  This wouldn't have been a problem except that I also planted my rows close together.

When it came time to weed/cultivate, I found that there wasn't adequate room to move about the beds.  I damaged some plants and simply didn't weed around others because of the hassle caused by my mistake.

This year, my beds are all a maximum of 4 feet wide with 3 feet between them to give me working room.  It will reduce my planting space by about 1/3, but at the same time, it will reduce the effort in caring for the beds.

Tony.

2015-02-15T22:43:19.000Z

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  EdiblLndscpsPBC

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Re: Raised Bed Vegetable growing

Down here in Florida (Zone 10) it's time NOW to plant warm-weather veggies, before it gets too hot. May I suggest a large pot full of quick-growing radishes, to grow your confidence? Have fun!

2015-03-04T18:56:22.000Z

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Leslie

Re: Raised Bed Vegetable growing

All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space

2015-05-25T13:28:17.000Z

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