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    I would try and do the maths but am rubbish at it so will leave it to someone else to answer that :0)

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    As long as you have enough reach (which those gorilla arns should have!) to reach to the centre of a 4 foot bed I would stick with those. 3 foot beds would make it easier but the path to bed ratio would be greater giving you less growing area.
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    Decision made!.....4' beds give me 520 sq ft growing area..........3' beds give me 468 sq ft growing area....I knew I could rely on you to help me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    Decision made!.....4' beds give me 520 sq ft growing area..........3' beds give me 468 sq ft growing area....I knew I could rely on you to help me out.
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    Now maths isn't my strong point, BM, but I can use a calculator! I'm not sure that 2' is enough width for paths, though. Others may disagree.
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    OMG BM you're supposed to enjoy lottying not do complicated sums. The perfect chap on site is gonna have some serious competition Looking forward to watching your work in progress as I wander up to my unsymetrical plot
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    I have seen plots that don't take the paths right to the boundary fence (think teeth in a comb with the fence being the spine and the beds being the teeth). If you stop the path 2' before the fence, you gain 2sq ft. This could compensate for lost growing space if you go for the 3' bed option. It does mean that you have to walk back to the centre path to get around to the other side of the bed though.

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    id forget three sisters it doesnt work in uk.two sisters,corn and squash ok but not beans as well

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