Growing Vegetables Through the Seasons With Succession Planting

Learn how grow your own food almost year-round with these simple instructions for garden design.

Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour
“The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener” is full of techniques from gardener Niki Jabbour that will have you harvesting fresh vegetables in every month of the year, no matter where you live. You’ll learn how to select the best varieties for each season, master the art of succession planting, and make inexpensive protective structures that keep vegetables viable and delicious through the colder months. 
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Succession Planting In Rows
A 4-by-4-foot bed can be divided into five mini rows — perfect for a succession planting of bush beans. Two rows are left open for the next round of seed sowing.
Illustration By Elara Tanguy
Salad Crops In Cold Frames
Succession planting helps ensure a continuous supply of high-quality vegetables. Most salad crops can be sown every few weeks for a nonstop harvest.
Photo By Joseph De Sciose
Pull And Replace Plants
Once quality declines or plants go to seed, pull them and replace with fresh seed or transplants.
Photo By Joseph De Sciose
Take advantage of varied maturity dates by sowing a quick-growing salad crop between slower-growing vegetables like tomatoes and peppers.
Photo By Joseph De Sciose

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