Dense planting technique - not just for tomatoes!

I've had some recent seed starting conversations with my good gardening friend Joe Lamp'l, which are available as a pair (part 1 and part 2) of podcasts on his wonderful joe gardener website. I've also received many questions on email, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook about the dense planting applicability to other crops.

Let's make this blog short on words and long on pictures.  By the way, the answer is YES!  Check out the following pictures:

 A cell of tomato seedlings, from 2008

A cell of tomato seedlings, from 2008

 Beets, chard, and Asian greens, from 2010

Beets, chard, and Asian greens, from 2010

 Lettuce and some basil on the left edge from 2008

Lettuce and some basil on the left edge from 2008

 Peppers and eggplant in 2007

Peppers and eggplant in 2007

 Basil in 2008

Basil in 2008

 close up view of lettuce in 2009

close up view of lettuce in 2009

 closer look at peppers in 2010

closer look at peppers in 2010

So - yes - I use this method for:  tomatoes, peppers, eggplant - and, beets, lettuce, Asian greens, many herbs, leeks, many flowers.  It is a huge space saver - just a great efficiency tool. And....development of a love of transplanting is a must!