Okay, so I now have 3 new raised beds
Dimensions are 16 ft x 4 ft each, covered with IRT plastic. I was thinking of putting two rows of cantaloupes in each bed (as opposed to hills), with 4 plants per row for a total of 24 plants altogether. Does this sound good to you or too crowded? There is space for the vines to sprawl between beds.
Another question, how many Japanese eggplants would I able to fit in one bed if I skipped the melons? 20? Thank you for any thoughts.