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Succession planting allows you to plant more and grow for more than one season. Once a crop dies, don’t waste the space waiting for next season, plant another crop.
For planting later in the season, mid-late summer, focus on varieties that are cold hardy. They’ll need to survive into the fall or winter until you harvest them.
Ways to succession plant:
- Stagger planting of a crop so they’ll come to maturity at different times
- Plant different crops
- Start with one crop, plant the other or start the seeds before it dies back
- Once the first crop dies, have the next crop ready to go
- Amend the soil before the next crop starts to grow as the soil might be a bit depleted after the first crop
- If you start with a longer growing crop like tomatoes or a cabbage family plant a faster crop after like radishes or lettuce
- Plant the same vegetable, but with different maturity times
Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure you have enough seeds for the season
- Have seedlings ready to plant throughout the growing season to place in any gaps
- Plan out what you’re going plant ahead
- Longer growing times
- Shorter growing times
- Make note of the planting date and expected end date, then plan what you can fit in before the first frost date
- Make a chart and make notes in a calendar of what’s being taken out and what’s being planted
Planting source from Seeds Trust
You can find more information at West Coast Seeds