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We finally got a plot at our community garden, and I am so happy! We read on the website that the plots were 4x10, so we decided we would do square foot gardening, planned it, and bought some seeds and plants.<br><br>
So this week, a couple days before the opening day, the organizer emailed me and told me my plot is going to be 6x15! I think that is probably too big to do square foot, yes? Can I reach 3 feet to sow and harvest without falling into the poor plants? Or should I just go back to the drawing board (before TOMORROW) and do... what? I could really use some help and advice!<br><br>
I realize this isn't the end of the world, I'm not trying to be dramatic. I am just a bit OCD about this kind of thing because I am a newbie and want to get as much yield as possible in my first go at it. So any advice or ideas are greatly appreciated - I know how busy you all must be around this time of year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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What about following your same basic plan, but lay it out in 4x6 plots with 18 inch paths between. Two of those will be roughly equivalent to your original plan.<br><br>
You could do flowers (nasturiums/calendula etc), herbs, berries, more tomatoes etc in the last plot.<br><br>
We just got our first community garden plot as well this week and it is 9 x 15 so I am busy planning!<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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You can still do square foot if you want. I would do four 3x6 plots, with one foot pathways between. My reach is only about 1.5 feet (most likely this preggo belly!), so I don't like wider than about 3 feet with access from both sides. Have fun laying it out!
 

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Oh so exciting! Have fun!
 

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Thanks everyone! We went to look at it yesterday but got rained out pretty quickly. I don't think it's 6x15... I think we will be able to stick more or less to our original plan! I love the advice and encouragement though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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