In today’s post we will look at plant spacing guidelines for your Green Circle Garden.
Plants can vary in size and this has to be taken into consideration as plants get bigger. In our last posts we mention that trailing or creeping plants can be trained to grow outside of the garden area to maximise plant area and growth. Link:Pruning Training Plants
The Green Circle Garden self-watering system can grow up to 4X more compared to growing in regular ground soil and up to twice as fast. Link:Grows Faster
The Green Circle Garden has 7 square foot grow area. Use the diagram below to select 7 boxes of your choice. Remember that smaller plants such as radishes, Beets, Aragula etc… should be planted in box 6 on the diagram so plants don’t grow tall and block access to the rest of the plant area. Plants with large root systems in time, will find their way through the grow tray and into the bottom water reservoir where they will flourish. Plants overgrow and need pruning or training to maximise the GCG’s Potential.
When selecting where to place your plants, take into consideration the size of the plant fully grown. We recommend placing larger plants (Melons, Cherry tomatoes, Peppers, Pumpkin) on the furthest most side of the planter where they can be trained to grow outwards and seek as much sunlight as they require.
The same type of plants do not have to be planted in the same area, nor do you need to divide the soil into independent compartments. The diagram below is a representation of the quantity of plants that can be grown in a GCG at one time. If you prefer dividing the soil, use plastic sheets or wood laminate and press into soil.
Be creative, mix and match plants and the Green Circle Garden will take care of your crop.
For Horticultural Therapy services please see our Sensory Garden idea to revive the senses and encourage well-being. Link: Sensory Garden.
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