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Succession Planting of Vegetables

Succession planting is a great technique for any vegetable garden large or small. It helps provide a diversity of vegetables in just the right amount over an extended period of time.

As soon as one crop is harvested, immediately replant with a different crop that's suited for that growing season.

Another method is to make several plantings of the same vegetable. Lettuce, for example, can be planted every two weeks from October through February.

A third type of succession planting involves a single planting of several varieties with different maturity dates. This method works well for carrots and tomatoes.

By successively planting, you'll have just enough produce for your family's appetite, and you'll have it all year.

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