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Plant Spacing Guide – Information On Proper Vegetable Garden Spacing

When planting vegetables, spacing can be a confusing topic. So many different kinds of vegetables need different spacing; it’s hard to remember how much space goes between each plant.

In order to make this easier, we have put together this handy plant spacing chart to help you. Use this vegetable plant spacing guide to help you plan how best to place vegetables in your garden.

To use this chart, simply find the vegetable you plan on putting into your garden and follow the suggested spacing for between the plants and between the rows. If you plan on using a rectangular bed layout rather than a traditional row layout, use the upper end of each between the plant spacing for your chosen vegetable.

This spacing chart is not intended to to be used with square foot gardening, as this kind of gardening is more intensive.

Plant Spacing Guide

Vegetable Spacing Between Plants Spacing Between Rows
Alfalfa [1] 6″-12″ 35″-40″
Amaranth [2] 1″-2″ 1″-2″
Artichokes [3] 18″ 24″-36″
Asparagus [4] 12″ – 18″ 60″
Beans – Bush [5] 2″ – 4″ 18″ – 24″
Beans – Pole [5] 4″ – 6″ 30″ – 36″
Beets [6] 3″ – 4″ 12″ – 18″
Black Eyed Peas [7] 2″ – 4″ 30″ – 36″
Bok Choy [8] 6″ – 12″ 18″ – 30″
Broccoli [9] 18″ – 24″ 36″ – 40″
Broccoli Rabe [10] 1″ – 3″ 18″ – 36″
Brussels Sprouts [11] 24″ 24″ – 36″
Cabbage [12] 9″ – 12″ 36″ – 44″
Carrots [13] 1″ – 2″ 12″ – 18″
Cassava [14] 40″ 40″
Cauliflower [15] 18″ – 24″ 18″ – 24″
Celery [16] 12″ – 18″ 24″
Chaya [17] 25″ 36″
Chinese Kale [18] 12″ – 24″ 18″ – 30″
Corn [19] 10″ – 15″ 36″ – 42″
Cress [20] 1″ – 2″ 3″ – 6″
Cucumbers – Ground [21] 8″ – 10″ 60″
Cucumbers – Trellis [21] 2″ – 3″ 30″
Eggplants [22] 18″ – 24″ 30″ – 36″
Fennel Bulb [23] 12″ – 24″ 12″ – 24″
Gourds – Extra Large (30+ lbs fruit) [24] 60″ – 72″ 120″ – 144″
Gourds – Large (15 – 30 lbs fruit) [24] 40″ – 48″ 90″ – 108″
Gourds – Medium (8 – 15 lbs fruit) [24] 36″ – 48″ 72″ – 90″
Gourds – Small (under 8 lbs) [24] 20″ – 24″ 60″ – 72″
Greens – Mature harvest [25] 10″ – 18″ 36″ – 42″
Greens – Baby green harvest [25] 2″ – 4″ 12″ – 18″
Hops [26] 36″ – 48″ 96″
Jerusalem Artichoke [27] 18″ – 36″ 18″ – 36″
Jicama [28] 12″ 12″
Kale [29] 12″ – 18″ 24″
Kohlrabi [30] 6″ 12″
Leeks [31] 4″ – 6″ 8″ – 16″
Lentils [32] .5″ – 1″ 6″ – 12″
Lettuce – Head [33] 12″ 12″
Lettuce – Leaf [33] 1″ – 3″ 1″ – 3″
Mache Greens [34] 2″ 2″
Okra [35] 12″ – 15″ 36″ – 42″
Onions [36] 4″ – 6″ 4″ – 6″
Parsnips [37] 8″ – 10″ 18″ – 24″
Peanuts – Bunch [38] 6″ – 8″ 24″
Peanuts – Runner [38] 6″ – 8″ 36″
Peas [39] 1″-2″ 18″ – 24″
Peppers [40] 14″ – 18″ 18″ – 24″
Pigeon Peas [41] 3″ – 5″ 40″
Potatoes [42] 8″ – 12″ 30″ – 36″
Pumpkins [43] 60″ – 72″ 120″ – 180″
Radicchio [44] 8″ – 10″ 12″
Radishes [45] .5″ – 4″ 2″ – 4″
Rhubarb [46] 36″ – 48″ 36″ – 48″
Rutabagas [47] 6″ – 8″ 14″ – 18″
Salsify [48] 2″ – 4″ 18″ – 20″
Shallots [49] 6″ – 8″ 6″ – 8″
Soybeans (Edamame) [50] 2″ – 4″ 24″
Spinach – Mature Leaf [51] 2″ – 4″ 12″ – 18″
Spinach – Baby Leaf [51] .5″ – 1″ 12″ – 18″
Squash – Summer [52] 18″ – 28″ 36″ – 48″
Squash – Winter [52] 24″ – 36″ 60″ – 72″
Sweet Potatoes [53] 12″ – 18″ 36″ – 48″
Swiss Chard [54] 6″ – 12″ 12″ – 18″
Tomatillos [55] 24″ – 36″ 36″ – 72″
Tomatoes [56] 24″ – 36″ 48″ – 60″
Turnips [57] 2″ – 4″ 12″ – 18″
Zucchini [58] 24″ – 36″ 36″ – 48″

We hope this plant spacing chart will make things easier for you while you figure out your vegetable garden spacing. Learning how much space needs to be between each plant results in healthier plants and a better yield.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Alfalfa: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/alfalfa/

[2] Amaranth: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/grains/growing-amaranth-food.htm

[3] Artichokes: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/artichoke/

[4] Asparagus: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/

[5] Beans – Bush: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/

[6] Beets: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beets/

[7] Black Eyed Peas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/black-eyed-peas/

[8] Bok Choy: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/bok-choy/

[9] Broccoli: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/

[10] Broccoli Rabe: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli-rabe/

[11] Brussels Sprouts: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/brussels-sprouts/

[12] Cabbage: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cabbage/

[13] Carrots: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/carrot/

[14] Cassava: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cassava/

[15] Cauliflower: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cauliflower/

[16] Celery: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/

[17] Chaya: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/chaya/

[18] Chinese Kale: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/chinese-kale/

[19] Corn: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/corn/

[20] Cress: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cress/

[21] Cucumbers – Ground: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/

[22] Eggplants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/eggplant/

[23] Fennel Bulb: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/fennel-vegetables/

[24] Gourds – Extra Large (30+ lbs fruit): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/gourd/

[25] Greens – Mature harvest: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/greens/

[26] Hops: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/hops/

[27] Jerusalem Artichoke: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/jerusalem-artichokes/

[28] Jicama: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/jicama/

[29] Kale: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/kale/

[30] Kohlrabi: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/kohlrabi/

[31] Leeks: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/

[32] Lentils: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lentils/

[33] Lettuce – Head: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/lettuce/

[34] Mache Greens: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/mache-greens/

[35] Okra: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/okra/

[36] Onions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/

[37] Parsnips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/parsnips/

[38] Peanuts – Bunch: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/peanuts/

[39] Peas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/peas/

[40] Peppers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/

[41] Pigeon Peas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pigeon-peas/

[42] Potatoes: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/

[43] Pumpkins: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pumpkin/

[44] Radicchio: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/radicchio/

[45] Radishes: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/radish/

[46] Rhubarb: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/

[47] Rutabagas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rutabaga/

[48] Salsify: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/salsify/

[49] Shallots: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/shallot/

[50] Soybeans (Edamame): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/soybean/

[51] Spinach – Mature Leaf: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/spinach/

[52] Squash – Summer: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/

[53] Sweet Potatoes: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/sweet-potato/

[54] Swiss Chard: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/swiss-chard/

[55] Tomatillos: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomatillo/

[56] Tomatoes: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/

[57] Turnips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/turnip/

[58] Zucchini: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/

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