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Post  tegaan on 4/24/2011, 12:42 pm

Hi,'

I am wondering can I plant 2 different types of plants in one square? EX. 8 carrot plants and 8 radish?

thanks, Kari
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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/24/2011, 12:54 pm

Kari:

Yes, you can do that - I do it all the time.

There's another thread where someone asked if you can plant just 9 onions instead of 16 so they'll be bigger and the answer to that too is yes.

The beauty of SFG is that it was created to meet YOUR needs.

Have fun with it, and "break the rules" (except for the Mel's Mix & the grids or course).

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Post  tegaan on 4/24/2011, 12:56 pm

Great thanks, Kari
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/24/2011, 1:03 pm

Absolutely.
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Post  Old Hippie on 4/24/2011, 1:06 pm

I put green onions and radishes in various places through my garden. They get harvested earlier making rooms for the remaining plants to grow bigger. I like the look, onions are supposedly good at repelling some insects and it makes efficient use of space.

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Post  shannon1 on 4/25/2011, 12:28 am

I also do what Gwen does I am convinced onions repel some insects I have spring onions in the same pots as my toms and eggplants. I know pots Embarassed still waiting on my TT SFG should be done wednesday at this rate I will be planting coolseason crops.
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Post  CindiLou on 4/25/2011, 12:37 am

I have a whole bathtub of onions with radishes planted among them...
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Post  bullfrogbabe on 4/25/2011, 10:36 pm

I mix and match squares too. I often plant a couple rows of carrots, onions, or radishes in the front half of my back row of trellis squares. They get companion planted with tomatoes, squash, or peas that will put most of their energy in to vertical growing. I plant the vining plants against the back of the box which leaves room in the front of the square for a few other veggies. I also planted white onion seedlings and garlic among my strawberries; hopefully I will get larger white onions this year. The 1 garlic clove I planted as an experiment did overwinter & divide -- now I have 4 which I transplanted into a square of one of my other 4x4 boxes.
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Post  ashort on 4/26/2011, 9:09 am

I tried planting spring onions down the grid line (I use string for the grids) in my okra box. I also have some 24" x 18" boxes along my drive way that have eggplant, squash, and zucchini in where I planted a mixed row of radishes and carrots in the front of the box... We'll see what happens...
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Post  CarolynPhillips on 4/26/2011, 9:39 am

I don't think gardening by the square foot should be a law either. I have radishes along the grid lines of my 4x4 corn bed.
Half of some squares are carrots and half snow peas. Peas and carrots.
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Post  walshevak on 4/26/2011, 9:49 am

Since it's just me, I planted 1/2 a square with radishes and then 4 weeks later planted the other half. My carrots are on the grid and my onions are at the cross spots.


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Post  boffer on 4/26/2011, 10:04 am

@walshevak wrote:.....My carrots are on the grid and my onions are at the cross spots. Kay

I'm using carrots for a grid in one box, but I didn't think of onions at the intersections-I LIKE IT!
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Post  dizzygardener on 4/26/2011, 10:13 am

I'm another one that does partial squares.

I'm using radishes as border around my brassicas an plan to do the same with my eggplants. Carrots and onions are always great for that purpose.

My one caveat would be to make sure you aren't mixing veg with other veg they hate to be around. Here is a companion planting guide that should help make that distinction: http://www.ghorganics.com/page2.html#ALFALFA:
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Post  tegaan on 4/26/2011, 12:06 pm

Thanks everyone,

I am going to mix up most of my boxes and see what happens. I should probably not for the 1st time but I want to plant as much as possible as I only have a small area to plant.

yah for experimenting.

I had a gardner try to talk me out of vermiculite and buy perlite (which I have never liked), he went on for about 20 minutes about how people just don't put that in their soil, etc. It's just not commonly done. I said I am not doing something that is common! tongue

Got a $5/bag break on the Vermiculite at another store. Very Happy

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Post  Old Hippie on 4/26/2011, 7:10 pm

@tegaan wrote:Thanks everyone,

I am going to mix up most of my boxes and see what happens. I should probably not for the 1st time but I want to plant as much as possible as I only have a small area to plant.

yah for experimenting.

I had a gardner try to talk me out of vermiculite and buy perlite (which I have never liked), he went on for about 20 minutes about how people just don't put that in their soil, etc. It's just not commonly done. I said I am not doing something that is common! tongue

Got a $5/bag break on the Vermiculite at another store. Very Happy

Kari

Way to go Kari! Love your response to the guy. I used to use perlite in my houseplants years ago but prefer the vermiculite. Thumbs up on the price break. I love deals. Smile

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Post  sherryeo on 4/26/2011, 10:43 pm

Yeah, Kari! What a great come-back! I think most of us here would surely agree that sfgardening is something that is certainly not common! I'm glad you got the perlite pusher told!
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Post  Miss M on 4/27/2011, 1:24 am

Yes, great response! planting in squares 997193
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