Succession Planting in the Vegetable Garden

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I’m so excited about my vegetable garden this spring. I planted garden peas, onion sets, leaf lettuce, arugula, radish spinach and potatoes in my garden in mid-February. Already almost everything is out of the ground and looking good. The garden peas are almost to the bottom line on the trellis (6 inches off the ground). It won’t be much longer and I’ll be able to start collecting some of the leafy greens out of the garden.

If I planned my garden correctly, I should be able to do some succession planting to keep me in leafy greens for a while. Succession planting is staggering the planting every couple of weeks so that everything isn’t being harvested at the same time. This allows for harvest to take place over a longer period of time. If I plant radishes every two weeks, I should be able to harvest radishes for six to eight weeks rather than all at once and hope they last.

My little garden should allow me to harvest something most of the summer, starting now with leafy greens and then radishes toward the end of March. ’ll be looking for some cold and hot salad and slaw recipes to make with my harvest!