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Succession Planting Chart for Continous Supply of Veggies
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 07:48:46 AM »

Recommended Crops for Succession Planting

Whether growing vegetables for market or your own table, succession planting is an important part of planning. You want to avoid a feast-or-famine situation where the entire crop comes in at once and then is done. It's much better to have a steady supply ready for harvest over the longest possible period.
Vegetables

One of Johnny's Selected Seeds experienced staff members, who is also a longtime market gardener, offers these succession planting guidelines for vegetables based on his experience in Maine:

    Green beans: Plant every 10 days (more frequently if machine picking)
    Beets: Plant every 14 days
    Cucumbers: Plant every 3 weeks
    Kale/Collards: Plant every 3 weeks
    Lettuce: Plant full size every 10-14 days; plant salad mix every 7-10 days and harvest re-growth
    Melons: Plant every 3 weeks and multiple varieties
    Radish: Plant every 7 days
    Spinach: Plant every 7 days and harvest re-growth
    Summer Squash: Plant every 6 weeks (or more frequently if vine borers are prevalent)
    Sweet Corn: Plant every 10 days and multiple varieties
    Carrots: Often planted early May for summer and again early July for fall harvest
    Cabbage: Often transplanted early May for summer and trans-planted again early July for fall harvest.
    Cauliflower: Often transplanted early May for summer and trans-planted again early July for fall harvest.
    Broccoli: Often transplanted early May for summer and trans-planted again early July for fall harvest.

Herbs

    Basil
    Cilantro
    Dill

Flowers

    ProCut Sunflowers
    Sunrich Sunflowers
    Sunbright Supreme Sunflowers
    Zinnias
    Agrostemma
    Ammi majus
    Bupleurum



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