This page accompanies our Plant Spacing Guide for intensive vegetable gardening, which is a way to grow the maximum number of vegetables in your garden plot.

The vegetable spacings below assume that you have an organically rich soil along with compost or other amendments to provide necessary nutrients for the plants.

Aparagus, 12″Endive, 12″Peppers, 12″
Basil, 12″Garlic, 3″Potatoes, 12″
Lima Beans, 4″Kale, 6″Pumpkins, 24-36″
Snap Beans, 4″Kohlrabi, 3-6″Radishes, 3″
Beets, 3″Leeks, 3″Sage, 12″
Brussel Sprouts, 15-18″Head Lettuce, 12″Spinach, 4″
Cabbage, 12″Leaf Lettuce, 6″Summer Squash, 8-24″
Carrots, 3″Mustard, 3″Winter Squash, 24-36″
Cauliflower, 12″New Zeal. Spinach, 12″Sunflower, 18-28″
Chinese Cabbage, 6″Okra, 12″Sweet Potatoes, 12″
Collards, 12″Bulb Onions, 3″Swiss Chard, 6″
Corn, 12″Bunching Onions, 3″Tomatoes, 18-24″
Cucumbers, 12″Parsley, 6″Turnips, 3″
Dill, 6″Parsnips, 3″
Eggplant, 12″Peas, 2″
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