In the case of Herbs the spacing could very well be for another reason
besides giving the roots room. Most of the herbs in my Garden
rapidly and fill in the spaces quickly. If I wasn't harvesting them
all summer the herb garden would look pretty wild. Herbs are for the
most part pretty tough. They can take dry conditions and flourish in
poor soil so I doubt that close spacing will hurt them too much if
that's what you are looking for. This is advice is based on the herbs
I grow however, so I invite anyone with a differing opinion to speak
up. I grow parsley, rosemary, sage, several different thymes, oregano,
lemon balm (in a pot), several mints (also in pots), basil, chives,
PA zone 6a
>I want to know....on the back of seed packets, it suggests spacing your
>seeds at a set distance, is this all that relevant? I understand the roots
>need thier space, but are they being overly cautious in there suggestions?
>Any advice is appreciated, you can reach me at the email addy below, peace
>"just a kid growing up"