|How do I calculate flats on a 6|
|A full flat will yield about 36 small plants. To determine the number of plants to buy, measure the area of your garden and calculate its square footage (width x length = square feet). Then determine the spacing requirements of each variety. If the recommended spacing is six inches, use four plants per square foot; for eight-inch spacing, two plants; 12-inch spacing, one plant. Buy a few more plants than you need in case of damage by animals, pests, or the weather. It's also a good idea to plant a few in four- or six-inch pots to hold for later in the summer, in case you need replacement plants. |
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