Saturday, July 31, 2010

Plant spacing

Patrick asked:

Hi Matt. I really like your green wall and have decided to make one of my own. What I like about your's in particular is the density of all of the plants. I noticed that you used a string in the beginning as a guide to make straight and even pockets for the plants. Did you space them about 6" apart?
Also, any ideas on a basin?

This is a great question. I agree that plant density is one of the things that really makes my wall work. We cut 5 inch pockets separated by only 2 inches in between. Then we staggered the rows vertically and separated them by 4 inches. The plants we used were from 3 inch pots. I hope that makes sense. Here's a simple diagram.

(--------5 inches--------)(2 inches)(--------5 inches--------)
| 4 inches
------)(2 inches)(--------5 inches--------)(2 inches)(--------

Good Luck,



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  2. Regarding the plant spacing are these only for small plants? what if you wanted to place larger plants bigger than 3 inch pots. this is one of the problems I encountered in planting as made my first wall.

  3. @plantscape Sorry for the slow reply. Yes you'd need larger spacing for larger plants.