In this chart you’ll find these improvements:
- Planting dates are geared toward the Salt Lake Valley, not all of Utah (see “Salt Lake City area—first and last frost dates” for even more useful detail).
- Fewer seeds to plant per foot (resulting in less thinning).
- More plants remaining after thinning (more intensive planting, possibly to accommodate vertical strategies).
- The space between rows is less (less unnecessary space to weed, more space for gardening).
- Based on the assumption that the gardener is using raised beds.
- Offers some interplanting suggestions. Fred Montague says interplanting makes fuller use of garden resources (e.g. shallow-rooted plants with deep; short shade-loving plants with tall sun-loving ones). It also offers some protection and encourages plant yield.