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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: 12" between rows? Reply with quote

Is it nescessary to leave 12" between row of carrots? considering its recommended you leave 3" between carrots in a given row..is this 12" just for access to the crop? can you leave 3" or maybe 6" between rows and get the same result?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6-inch (15cm) intervals between drills work just fine for me.
Makes things a little bit tighter to work around if weeding watering etc. , but then I'm not driving a tractor between the rows. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks james. i assume this applies to most veg?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thanks james. i assume this applies to most veg?


Yes, but you also must realise that during periods without rainfall you must keep on top of your watering.
Lots of roots in a smaller area all competing for the same water reserves.
Lettuce for example will bolt and go to seed when tight planting meets dry conditions.
It's a balancing act really.

I would avoid planting things like califlower, broccoli, and tomatoes too close together though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks again..
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