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  •  I'm interested. I'd like to see some controlled (2+ / 0-)
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    OhioNatureMom, docstymie

    tests with the same plants in the same soils, the same watering and light, done simply with differing distances between plants to see if there's some simple, repeatable correlation between at least a certain minimum distance between plants.  This seems to suggest that 'square foot gardening' would give worse returns than more widely spaced plants, since the only really different thing here is altering spacing between individual plants.  Everything else there is pretty standard for regular gardeners, if not the larger scale farmers.

    •  "square foot" inapplicable to commercial farming (1+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar

      Square-foot gardening is completely inapplicable to commercial farming.  You do square-foot gardening when you have a couple beds (as opposed to acres) and actually plan on eating what you grow.  It's also really meant more for salad greens rather than staple grains like rice.

      Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

      by Visceral on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:32:33 AM PST

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