Just letting you know that there’s an error in the captions on this morning’s article on space planning in the garden. The illustrations were of a traditional row garden (1′ x 4′) and a planting diagram for wide row or square foot gardening (2′ x 2′). The traditional row was mistakenly labeled as a wide row.
The point is to show that you can plant much more using a wide row planting method than by using traditional rows. In the illustration of bush beans, 4′ square of wide row planting allows you to plant 36 bush bean seeds versus 8 for the traditional row. Note that yield per plant will be smaller, but since you can plant so much more in the same space, your yield per square foot will be much higher.
Although square foot gardening advocates 4′ x 4′ plots, you can use the 1′ square planting diagrams in any configuration in a wide row. Place 3 1′ square boxes adjacent to each other for a 3′ wide row.
Is anyone else using wide row or square foot gardening?