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Block spacing vs row spacing

Understanding the difference between planting in blocks and planting in rows

Updated over a week ago

There are two sets of spacings in the Garden Planner: block spacing and row spacing.

Block Spacing

Single plants and plants grown in blocks have one spacing setting. When plants are grown in blocks, they are spaced the same distance apart in all directions. This distance is shown as red arrows on the diagram below.

Row Spacing

When planting in rows, plants can often be planted closer together in the row, but with a wider space between rows. By doing this, the plants get the same area of ground for their roots (by spreading out between rows), while also making it easier for the gardener to get in between the rows for weeding and harvesting.

The distance between plants in a row is shown as blue arrows in the diagram, with the distance between each row (the row gap) shown as pink arrows.

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