Planting three tomato plants in one grow bag creates a mess, although the self-watering boxes are prepared for three plants having three internal tubes reaching down into the water.
When you’re dealing with cucumber plants it’s even too much with two plants in each grow bag:
One cucumber plant in each grow bag is a better solution.
Last year I did in fact only plant two tomato plants in each grow bag, with a good result. Here’s a picture from last year:
The tomato plant spacing in cm was 50.
I’m building up my courage to try and grow tomatoes without the self-watering boxes and just grow them directly in the ground. I guess the boxes are not old school enough for me after all 😉
4 comments on “Tomato and Cucumber Plant Spacing”
What an awesome blog! Simple, uncluttered and highly informative. Great job! Stumbling it right now.
Thank you Liz for your kind words and the stumble!
What kind of tomato plant is in the last picture? It looks amazing!
@Mitchell: Hmm, I don’t know actually 😉 And there’s a story to that, back in 2008: http://veggiegardenideas.com/2008/09/09/how-to-grow-tomatoes/ (The one to the right is a beef tomato.)