Succession Planting for Constant Fresh Veggies

SuccessionPlantingSuccession planting is a way to get the most out of your garden by continuously harvesting, and sowing as many times as you can during a growing season.  The idea behind this is always having your garden producing so that you can maximize your harvest.  If you have the space, you can grow some crops for a large harvest to be preserved over the winter and during the growing season also do some succession planting.

Here are some advantages to succession planting:

  • Vegetables are consumed shortly after harvest which studies show will have higher nutrients compared to foods that have been preserved.
  • Helps crop rotation which means healthier plants
  • Maximizes production in a small garden

The articles called “Succession Planting Interval Chart For Vegetables” from Johnny Seeds.com gives you examples of crops you can grow in intervals of 7, 10, 14, 21 and 30 days.  Here is also a video on Succession Planting from Rainbow Gardens on youtube.  This video suggests planting what you can consume in a week but I think you can find a way to always have fresh veggies and enough for storing over the winter.

 

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