Planning Your Succession Vegetable Garden

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The vegetable garden is another good place to plan ahead. This month draw a diagram of your vegetable garden and make a plan for what vegetables can be planted where in the garden. If you have a small garden area like mine, you may want to take a look at the publication “Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs”. It’s full of information such a planting dates, whether to use seeds or transplants and days to harvest. This information can help you schedule your own planting so you can use the same garden plot for multiple crops in one year, also known as succession planting.

An example of succession planting would be starting with garden peas in February (54-72 days to harvest), followed by yellow squash in late April or early May (50-60 days to harvest), followed by a crop of spinach in August or September which can be harvested most of the winter if cared for properly. This isn’t the only combination that allows for multiple crops in the same patch of land. Pick your favorites and see how many you can grow in a small garden plot.

On some of the warm dry days this month get out and do some shallow cultivation with a hoe to rid the garden of those pesky winter weeds. This makes planting time much quicker when you’re ready to put seeds or transplants in the ground.

Another way to plan ahead is to sharpen your tools. It’s easier to dig a hole with a sharp spade or shovel than a dull one. Pruning fruit trees, blueberries and grapevines will be much easier if the loppers and hand pruners are sharp and ready to cut when it’s time to tackle the task.