After a search of the growing archives, I can't seem to find a good answer to this question. So I'll ask your opinions.
When planting in the dirt (I am using raised rows), what's the ideal spacing you prefer? I'm talking to avoid sun scald, yet keep good air flow, Last year, I planted in a staggered double row, keeping 3 feet between each plant and that was waaaaay too much spacing. Doing that ended up with 2-1/2' spacing on the diagonal and 1-1/2' between rows.
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Too much of the crop was lost to sun scald. Yet, I suspect if I keep 2 feet between plants in a row, it's not going to be enough space to maintain good air flow. The community gardens are on a rise, are generally fairly breezy and has no shade whatsoever, other than what I provide with plantings (i.e., sunflowers) or shade cloth. Yes, I know peppers love sun, but too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing.
What kind of spacing works for you?