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Row Spacing

Measuring Between The RowsRow spacing refers to the distance between the rows in your garden, assuming that you plant in rows. Most gardeners do plant in rows, because that's the way farmers do it. But remember that farmers have 100+ times the land that home gardeners do, and they use tractors, harvesters, and combines to plant and harvest. Books have been written on planting in square units, rather than rows, and they claim, rightly so, to be able to produce more vegetables per square foot than row planting. Never-the-less, most gardeners still plant in rows, at least that has been our experience.


Cole Crops

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Broccoli
24" 18"
Brussels Sprouts
24" 12"
Cabbage
24" 18"
Cauliflower
24" 12"
Kohlrabi
18" 4"

Corn

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Corn
24" 18"

Leafy Greens

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Lettuce, Head
18" 8"
Lettuce, Leaf
18" 1"
Parsley
18" 1"
Spinach
18" 1"

Legumes

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Bean, Bush
18" 2"
Bean, Lima
18" 2"
Bean, Pole
30" 3"
Pea
16" 2"

Onions & Leeks

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Leeks
12" 2"
Onion, Plant
12" 3"
Onion, Set
12" 2"

Roots & Tubers

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Beet
12" 2"
Carrot
12" 1"
Potato
12" 12"
Radish
12" 1"
Sweet Potato
18" 18"
Turnip
12" 2"

Tomato & Misc.

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Eggplant
18" 18"
Pepper
18" 18"
Tomato
24" 24"

Vine Crops

Space
Between
Rows

Space
Between
Plants

Cucumber
18" 18"
Pumpkin
48" 48"
Muskmellon
12" 12"
Squash, Summer
36" 36"
Squash, Winter
48" 48"
Watermellon
36" 36"


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