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60 shows where each layout is appropriate. When seeds are broadcast, the bed is covered with plants in no particular arrangement, except that they are spaced or thinned to the proper distances. Seed either may be scattered into the bed or seedl ings may be transplanted. Because most direct light enters Use Triangular and Broadcast the greenhouse at an angle to the south, always try to place shorter spacing for efficiency crops to the south and taller crops to the north or adjacent to any opaque walls.

Certain crops grow much more efficiently when laid out in a triangular pattern in the bed. With a triangular layout there is usually less wasted space than with square layouts. Other efficient planting layouts include the broadcast method and trellising method. The chart on p. 60 shows where each layout is appropriate. When seeds are broadcast, the bed is covered with plants in no particular arrangement, except that they are spaced or thinned to the proper distances. Seed either may be scattered into the bed or seedl ings may be transplanted.

Closer planting—When two totally different plants grow next to each other they compete less than two alike plants growing side by side. Example: Growing carrots next to lettuce; the carrot has a deep root system and the lettuce has a shallow one, so there will be less competition for water and nutrients. Because both plants can tolerate some partial shading, there is no competition for light. Another reason for closer planting is to take advantage of a slow growing plant, squash for example. While the squash plant is young, the space around it that will be taken up eventually, may be used by a quick crop of radishes.

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