[Market-farming] Tomato Spacing

Don Lareau dlareau at tds.net
Tue Jan 10 10:24:57 EST 2012

But is that including your pathways, I come up with 1.8, as we have them 
planted on 18" staggered, but that is just 'in the bed.' there are 15" 
pathways on either side too which would change the equation to 4.7.  But 
since that ground is compacted etc I am not sure how much root growth is 
happening there.

Do you do the same in the field?

We also plant in plastic so it is nice to have two rows per piece of 

Don Lareau
Zephyros Farm and Garden
11466 3725 Rd.
Paoina, Co. 81428

Board Member
Organic Farming and Research Foundation

On 1/10/2012 8:03 AM, Andy Fellenz wrote:
> In a 30X96 tunnel I have ~670 plants, so there is 4 1/4 sqft per plant.
> Andy
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Richard Robinson 
> <hopestill1 at gmail.com <mailto:hopestill1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     What does that work out to in terms of square feet per plant? I
>     grow mine at 2 feet apart in the row, 42 inches between row
>     centers, so about 7 square feet per plant.Sounds like yours are
>     tighter.
>     On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Andy Fellenz
>     <artisanfarms at gmail.com <mailto:artisanfarms at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         In the high tunnel I grow my tomatoes 16" apart in the row in
>         a two row bed with 16" between the rows.  They are trellised
>         on a string and with the exception of the cherry tomatoes, all
>         suckers are pruned.
>         Andy
>     -- 
>     Richard Robinson
>     please reply to: rrobinson at nasw.org <mailto:rrobinson at nasw.org>
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