Successive planting is an important part of making sure that your garden is growing all year round, and producing the food that you and your family need. Follow the purple circle weeks below and you will ensure that you are constantly in supply of fresh greens, herbs and vegetables all through the season.

Ive talked about successive planting before over here, and it really is the easiest way to keep your family in food all year long.

So down the bottom of this image, I have the weeks of a three month period. Start at week one, and by week four you should be starting to harvest your greens!
Successive planting works well for most veggies, but its particularly important for things like your herbs, lettuces and microgreens.

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Happy gardening,


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  1. Sophie Cussen
    May 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm · Reply

    Reblogged this on The Forget-me-Not Cultivation Blog and commented:
    Very useful infographic. showing just how simple it is to sow and grow all year round.

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  3. Silvia TIC
    May 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm · Reply

    Reblogged this on Living As If Others Really Mattered and commented:
    Great post, simple and easy to understand the benegits of successive planting…!

  4. AllotmentinmyGarden
    May 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm · Reply

    This is really useful, I’m going to give it a try.

    • kmfinigan
      May 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm · Reply

      Thats fantastic news! Really glad you enjoyed it – I would love to see pics if you get the planting up and running!

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