Beginner's Guide to Succession Planting
Want to know an easy peasy way to double, even triple your harvesting capabilities without even really trying? Try succession planting. Essentially, as soon as you harvest one vegetable, plant another in it's place.
Garden space prime real estate. Think of your vegetables as renters. If they aren't paying (producing) then kick them out and find (plant) something else that will. When you adopt the succession planting method you not only use your garden space more efficiently, but you can also keep your grocery costs down by having your garden produce more efficiently during the growing season.
Vegetables You Can Plant in Early Spring and Again in the Fall : Cabbage, broccoli, carrots, spinach, peas, lettuce, beets, greens.
Vegetables You Can Plant Every 7 Days For a Continued Harvest: Lettuce, spinach, radish, bok choy, kale.
Vegetables You Can Plant Every 14 Days For a Continued Harvest: Beans, peas, beets, turnips, corn
Vegetables You Can Plant Every 21 Days For a Continued Harvest: Cucumbers, melons, carrots
Vegetables You Can Plant Every 30 Days For a Continued Harvest: Summer squash, Swiss chard
Just remember, succession planting is where it's at, whether it's spring, summer or fall. Now get out there and grow!
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