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Planting Spacing

Copied from Illinois Vegetable Growing Guide

Vegetable Spacing in row
Seed to sow per foot Distance between plants when thinned or transplanted Distance between rows Planting depth
  inches inches inches
Asparagus ….. 12-18 36-60 6-8
Bean, bush, lima 3-4 Do not thin 18-30 1-2
Bean, bush, snap 6 Do not thin 18-24 1-2
Beet 10 2-4 12-18 ½-1
Broccoli ….. 18-24 30-36 (d)
Cabbage ….. 9-18 18-30 (d)
Carrot 15-20 1-3 12-18 ½
Cauliflower ….. 18-24 24-36 (d)
Chard 8-10 4-8 18-24 ½-1
Corn, sweet 1-2 in row 9-12, single plants 24-48 1-2
4-6 per hill 36, hills (3 plants per hill)    
Cucumber 3 in row 12, single plants 48-72 1
4-5 per hill 36, hills (3 plants per hill)    
Eggplant ….. 18-24 30-36 (d)
Endive 4-6 9-12 18-24 ½
Garlic, from cloves ….. 3 12-18 1½
Kale 4-6 8-12 18-24 ½
Kohlrabi 6-8 3-6 18-24 ½
Lettuce, leaf 10 2-4 12-18 ½
Muskmelon 3 in row 12,single plants 48-72 1
4-5 per hill 36, hills (3 plants per hill)    
Mustard 20 1-2 12-18 ½
New Zealand spinach 4-6 12 24-30 1
Okra 3 12-15 36 1
Onion, from seed 10-15 2-4 12-18 ½-1
Onion, from plants or sets ….. 1-4 12-18 1-4
Parsley 10-15 4-6 12-18 ½
Peas 10-12 Do not thin 18-24 2
Pepper ….. 18-24 18-24 (d)
Potato 1 10-12 24-36 4
Pumpkin 1-2 in row 24-36, single plants 84-120 1
4-5 per hill 72, hills (3 plants per hill)    
Radish, spring 10-15 1 12-18 ½
Radish, winter 10-15 2-4 12-18 ½
Rhubarb ….. 24-36 36-48 (d)
Rutabaga 4-6 6-8 18-24 ½
Spinach 12-15 2-4 12-18 ½
Squash, summer 2-3 in row 18-24, single plants 36-48 1
4-5 per hill 48, hills (3 plants per hill)    
Squash, winter 1-2 in row 24-36, single plants 84-120 1
4-5 per hill 72, hills (3 plants per hill)    
Sweet potato ….. 12-18 36-48 (d)
Tomato ….. 18-36 36-60 (d)
Turnips 6-8 2-4 12-18 ½
15-20 (greens)      
Watermelons 1-2 in row 4-5 per hill 24-36, single plants 72, hills (3 plants per hill) 84-120 1
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