Square foot gardening is an example of how many plants fit in a square foot. This is a productive tool too to look at.
1 plant per square: Tomatoes, Coles, cilantro, cucumber, kale, okra
2 plants per square: Sweet potato
4 plants per square: head lettuce, garlic, potato, romaine, asparagus pea, corn, Swiss chard, Basil, marigold, parsley
8 plants per square: pole beans, peas
9 plants per square: beets, bush beans, onions, leek, parsnip, spinach, snap peas, turnip
16 plants per square: carrots, radishes, leaf lettuce, green onions
From author Mel Barthomew
We have field mice that love bean and corn? seed. Question is to buy 50# sacks of cow manure (~$5.50/per) or buy boards to put over seeds planted.