My husband knows me well and asked me if I wanted him to make me a stick to mark 10 inches and one to mark 12 inches for the broccoli plants. I wanted to be polite and so I smiled and said sure. (In my head I am thinking who REALLY cares if each plant is precisely 10 inches a part. However this is the man that plants his lettuce in alphabetical order so I am sure that preciseness is important to him)! He came back with the following...
Michael cut 2 pieces of PVC pipe one 10 inches and one 12 inches. This was the greatest help in planting. My rows were straighter which made putting the drip tape down much easier. The plants were spaced appropriately, and I realized that I could get a lot of plants in our bed. I got 120 cabbage plants in one bed to be PRECISE. The other great thing was that I also used the PVC pipe to dig the hole for me instead of grabbing a spoon to dig. It also made it easier for my children to help me plant because they knew the exact location of the next hole. It was the only "tool" that I used all day and it did a fantastic job. Best of all..it was FREE!!!!
grace and peace,