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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:

  1. Stagger planting of a crop so they’ll come to maturity at different times
  2. 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
  3.  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

July Planting:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Onions

August Planting:

  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Arugula

You can find more information at West Coast Seeds