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What size my garden?
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Dave Munson    Posted 04-11-2004 at 20:23:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
What is the perfect size for a vegetable garden?

Gary    Posted 04-12-2004 at 08:09:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
depends on how much energy you have, how many people you gotta feed, how much time you have, how much land you have, how much equipment you have and how much room you have to store the crop.

In short the perfect size is the one that YOU can keep up with in order to achieve maximum results.

Paula    Posted 04-12-2004 at 05:08:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
An excellent book to help you figure out the best size
for you, IMO, is "Square Foot Gardening". Like other
posters said, don't get all Martha Stewart and farm a
1/4 acre and find yourself with a 1/4 acre of weeds by
the middle of the summer.

In my duplex I had one 8' x3' raised bed in which I
produced peas, beans, carrots, tomatoes, peppers,
coriander, lettuces, onions, marigolds and nasturtium.

Now that I have more space I'll probbly add some dwarf
fruit trees.

Hope that helps.

naz    Posted 04-12-2004 at 03:48:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dave,i put 9 raised beds in the garden several years back 12'x3'with 1'path in between,and can get alot of growing in one bed.Some vegitables such as onion I can get four rows in the 3' wide bed giving 48'of rows.There easier to maintain as well,no till and you can cover any beds not in use to suppress weeds.

Smitty    Posted 04-11-2004 at 21:12:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
what do you wish to grow, how much space is avaiable, what kind of garden, french intensive, Square foot, or regular rows? The french intensive and square foot will give the most produce per square foot.

Paula    Posted 04-12-2004 at 10:50:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I swear by square foot.

that reminds me; I got some tomatoes to prick out....


deadcarp    Posted 04-11-2004 at 20:43:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Somewhere between the size you wanna plant and the size you want to weed on a hot day. And don't forget, by the time your stuff is big enough to eat, there will be trailersful of beauties alongside the road for 3/$1. In other words, they never really pay. :)

SusieQ    Posted 04-12-2004 at 03:06:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Isn't that about the truth of weeding, we always left a hoe, hanging in the tree at the garden at back of house, no excuse, for not chopping weeds once in the garden, now days my growing is way smaller as family grows way smaller.

I like raised beds not.......a place to sit and pull weeds.

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