All gardeners desire higher yields from their garden!
We want less weeding less watering less work and MORE harvest!
We have become masters in the field in our own garden when it comes to improving our harvest every year while creating a garden that remains sustainable and doesn't need a lot of work.
One of the key elements we have implemented for our garden often gets overlooked. And that is succession planting.
We rely on our garden to help fill our pantry so this is serious business. We have become master manipulators in the garden when it comes to getting more with LESS!
Succession planting is so easy and doesn't require a lot of work or preparation. I literally just throw seeds out every week to ensure I get a continual harvest throughout my growing season.
Forget about growing in rows and creating a Martha Stewart picture of perfection. This is all about maximizing your gardens potential
There are a lot of great planting charts out here that will walk you thru what to plant when. I say, GROW WHAT you eat and what you want to store long term.
Here's some key ti ps that may help organize your succession planting
Variety selections are also important when planning how to use the harvest in the kitchen.
Always think about what you can store and not just eat for the moment!
For canning and freezing, grow varieties that produce a concentrated harvest—such as determinate tomatoes, bush beans, pickling cucumbers, and broccoli varieties . As soon as plants such as lettuce, spinach and peas — have passed their prime, pull them out and replant.
Don't allow any dead space in that garden.
And one last point. DON'T MAKE this harder then it looks! Seriously you can do a lot of research on the web and find charts and interval planting and climate information for each plant and AHHHH your head will spin!
Seriously GROW WHAT you eat and just keep throwing the SEEDS out there! THEY wil grow. The proof is in my garden and we are doing it!
Real life information that doesn't require a book, a chart or a PhD!