Succession Planting & Interplanting

Take your gardening to the next level!

 

Succession planting allows you to plant more and grow for more than one season. Once a crop dies, don’t waste the space waiting for next season, plant another crop.

 

For planting later in the season, mid-late summer, focus on varieties that are cold hardy. They’ll need to survive into the fall or winter until you harvest them.

 

Ways to succession plant:

  1. Stagger planting of a crop so they’ll come to maturity at different times
  2. Plant different crops
    1. Start with one crop, plant the other or start the seeds before it dies back
    2. Once the first crop dies, have the next crop ready to go
    3. Amend the soil before the next crop starts to grow as the soil might be a bit depleted after the first crop
    4. If you start with a longer growing crop like tomatoes or a cabbage family plant a faster crop after like radishes or lettuce
  3.  Plant the same vegetable, but with different maturity times

 

Tips and Tricks:

  • Make sure you have enough seeds for the season
  • Have seedlings ready to plant throughout the growing season to place in any gaps
  • Plan out what you’re going plant ahead
    • Longer growing times
    • Shorter growing times
    • Make note of the planting date and expected end date, then plan what you can fit in before the first frost date
    • Make a chart and make notes in a calendar of what’s being taken out and what’s being planted

 

Planting source from Seeds Trust

 

July Planting:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Onions

 

August Planting:

  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Arugula

 

You can find more information at West Coast Seeds