Depends on how they are spaced. With a two foot spacing, I could fit in 12. Three rows going the long way with four in each row. The trick is to stagger the spacing so the middle row is staggered a foot off from the other two. The plants will be closer to the edge than some people like them, but I put in stakes and do a sort of Florida weave.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 23 little gardeners.
Post by lilolpeapicker on May 23, 2021 11:58:34 GMT -5
Two angles of the same 4 x 10 raised bed.
desertwoman , I have different sized cages for the tomatoes... the 2 on the end are about 48' tall and the top rung is about 15" diameter. These are for the cherry tomatoes, The rest are about 45" tall and 12" diameter top rung. Sometimes I have to support with posts outside the bed and strung around the plant and/or tied to the cage if they start tipping over, esp the cherries
Post by Wheelgarden on May 23, 2021 15:00:50 GMT -5
Wow...I could never get away with tomatoes that close together in summer heat, and especially our humidity and doldrum winds. I have 15-ft beds with four plants in each, caged 3 ft apart in a single row. I've packed them closer before, but fungus and virus got to them more.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Post by pepperhead212 on May 25, 2021 15:10:16 GMT -5
Got my first tomatoes forming today - several on the 42 Day, and one, very small one on the larger Kustengold. The Sunsugar, which is usually my earliest, opened quite a bit later, and only a few, so far. 42 Day tomatoes forming, 5-25 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Post by pepperhead212 on Jun 3, 2021 12:02:34 GMT -5
Plants are growing great, though only the tiny tomatoes are showing up, but this is early, of course. I really didn't like doing this today, since everything is wet, but I had to secure all of the loose vines to the trellis, as there is a storm coming through, with "possibly damaging winds", and there was a lot of new growth, since last time. So I did something sort of obsessive, but trying to play it safe - I sterilized my hands after handling every plant, to avoid any transfer of possible disease! I probably used more of that stuff today, than I have in the entire pandemic!
Update: I also checked other plants, as well, but only a couple of peppers needed some securing - it's mostly the tomatoes that are growing like crazy.