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Succession sowing = three season growing🌱 It took me several years of gardening before I started getting the whole succession sowing thing down. Today, it’s what I rejoice in come September and October and my garden is still putting out basketfuls of harvests. 
Succession sowing can take a few different approaches:

1️⃣Sow initial seedings of quick-growing veggies like lettuce, radishes & carrots in smaller sowings spaced every 2-3 weeks throughout the course of the summer (taking a break during the hottest periods of the growing season). Planting like this, you’re guaranteed fresh nibbles of these veg all season long.

2️⃣Follow one quick-growing crop with another. I follow my spring lettuce with summer squash, which I then follow with fall peas or a short-season bean. This allows me to grow 3 different crops in the same space throughout the season.

3️⃣Interplanting the same veggie, like broccoli or kale, with varieties that mature at different points in the season. 
There are also a bevy of crops that you can get sowing mid-summer for bountiful harvests come autumn. Plot out the ideal sowing times by working backwards from your first frost date.

Note: these dates count back from your first fall frost NOT the spring last frost.

12-14 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-summer squash, cucumbers, lettuce, radishes and beans. START INDOORS-brassica seeds (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale)

10-12 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-beets, carrots, lettuce, peas, radishes. TRANSPLANT out brassica seedlings

8-10 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-oriental greens, lettuce, radishes, spinach

6-8 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-lettuce, radishes and spinach

Let's sow sow sow those seeds🙌 Happy Friday tidings🤗💚
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Succession sowing = three season growing🌱 It took me several years of gardening before I started getting the whole succession sowing thing down. Today, it’s what I rejoice in come September and October and my garden is still putting out basketfuls of harvests. Succession sowing can take a few different approaches: 1️⃣Sow initial seedings of quick-growing veggies like lettuce, radishes & carrots in smaller sowings spaced every 2-3 weeks throughout the course of the summer (taking a break during the hottest periods of the growing season). Planting like this, you’re guaranteed fresh nibbles of these veg all season long. 2️⃣Follow one quick-growing crop with another. I follow my spring lettuce with summer squash, which I then follow with fall peas or a short-season bean. This allows me to grow 3 different crops in the same space throughout the season. 3️⃣Interplanting the same veggie, like broccoli or kale, with varieties that mature at different points in the season. There are also a bevy of crops that you can get sowing mid-summer for bountiful harvests come autumn. Plot out the ideal sowing times by working backwards from your first frost date. Note: these dates count back from your first fall frost NOT the spring last frost. 12-14 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-summer squash, cucumbers, lettuce, radishes and beans. START INDOORS-brassica seeds (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale) 10-12 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-beets, carrots, lettuce, peas, radishes. TRANSPLANT out brassica seedlings 8-10 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-oriental greens, lettuce, radishes, spinach 6-8 weeks before first frost: DIRECT SOW-lettuce, radishes and spinach Let's sow sow sow those seeds🙌 Happy Friday tidings🤗💚 . . . . . #gardenplanning #gardening101 #victorygarden #growyourownfood #grownfromseed #growfoodnotlawns #growwhatyoueat #gardeninglife #gardeninspiration #gardenchat #backyardgarden #gardeningtips #organicgardening #vegetablegardening #growingvegetables - 11 minutes ago

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Tiny tomatoes! It’s actually been so warm that there are tons of self seeded tomatoes, calendula, and dill already growing out in the garden 🌞
#thefreerangelife #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #growyourown #growyourownfood #victorygarden

Tiny tomatoes! It’s actually been so warm that there are tons of self seeded tomatoes, calendula, and dill already growing out in the garden 🌞 #thefreerangelife #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #growyourown #growyourownfood #victorygarden - 12 minutes ago

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We are fortunate to have two tunnel houses. I thought I would post a picture of what they currently look like. The tunnel house on the right currently has the remains of this years tomato plants on one side and one remaining cucumber plant, the others and the pickle plants which took up the whole other side of the tunnel house have been taken out as they had finished and I have put in a crop of brassica plants to try for one last crop this season 🤞. The tunnel house on the left has just had pea and bean plants taken out (where the cabbage seedlings are planted) and also has lettuce, radishes, capsicums, chillies, eggplants, lemongrass and also had sweetcorn at the far end during the summer to give an early crop. Each year I swap which tunnel house I grow these plants in and with the tomatoes and cucumbers I also swap sides. In between planting I always try to ‘feed’ the earth in some way. Before planting the brassica seedlings I fed it with ‘worm wee’. Over winter, I will dig manure into all the beds and plant nitrogen fixers to be dug in at the end of winter. #ourgarden #ourvegepatch #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #vegetablepatch #vegetables #growyourown #selfsufficiency #tunnelhouse #morrifield #lifestyleblockliving #lifestyleblock #lifestyleblocknz #rurallife #ruralliving #smallholding #homesteading #sustainableliving #invercargill #southland #nz

We are fortunate to have two tunnel houses. I thought I would post a picture of what they currently look like. The tunnel house on the right currently has the remains of this years tomato plants on one side and one remaining cucumber plant, the others and the pickle plants which took up the whole other side of the tunnel house have been taken out as they had finished and I have put in a crop of brassica plants to try for one last crop this season 🤞. The tunnel house on the left has just had pea and bean plants taken out (where the cabbage seedlings are planted) and also has lettuce, radishes, capsicums, chillies, eggplants, lemongrass and also had sweetcorn at the far end during the summer to give an early crop. Each year I swap which tunnel house I grow these plants in and with the tomatoes and cucumbers I also swap sides. In between planting I always try to ‘feed’ the earth in some way. Before planting the brassica seedlings I fed it with ‘worm wee’. Over winter, I will dig manure into all the beds and plant nitrogen fixers to be dug in at the end of winter. #ourgarden #ourvegepatch #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #vegetablepatch #vegetables #growyourown #selfsufficiency #tunnelhouse #morrifield #lifestyleblockliving #lifestyleblock #lifestyleblocknz #rurallife #ruralliving #smallholding #homesteading #sustainableliving #invercargill #southland #nz - 20 minutes ago

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Heide and I are looking forward to some social distancing this weekend.
#stayhome #stayhomestaysafe #stayhomesavelives
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Heide and I are looking forward to some social distancing this weekend. #stayhome #stayhomestaysafe #stayhomesavelives #nodig #nodiggarden #growyourownveg #growfoodnotlawn #organicgardening #vegetablegardening #vegetablegarden #gardening #garden #vegetables #plantbased #organicgardening #organicgarden #growvegetables #homegrown #growfood #plantbaseddiet #plants #growwhatyoueat   #stayhomesavelives #bakercreekheirloomseeds #springtimeplanting #spring - 23 minutes ago

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I sowed peas some time ago.. Can't wait for them to grow 🌱🌱
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I sowed peas some time ago.. Can't wait for them to grow 🌱🌱 . . . . . #peas #peaseeds #peashots #growingpeas #fromseeds #growingfromseeds #seeding #seedings #seedingtime #springplanting #plantingseason #healthyfood #healthyeats #growyourown #growyourownfood #growvegetables #organicgardener #organicfood #uprawiamswojejedzenie #vegpatch #growyourownveg #veggiegarden #springveggies #warzywnik #vegetablegardening #allotmentgarden #allotmentuk #mójogródek #wmoimogrodzie #allotmentgirl - 27 minutes ago

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I got my peppers started the other day.  If I don't get the chance to fix up my gardening area before they need to be transplanted (because the ground is still too wet for a dump truck to deliver dirt to the area), I will just put them in grow bags.

#seedstarting #startingseeds #gadening #vegetablegardening #inthegreenhouse #Alabama #Alabamagardening #Zone8A

I got my peppers started the other day. If I don't get the chance to fix up my gardening area before they need to be transplanted (because the ground is still too wet for a dump truck to deliver dirt to the area), I will just put them in grow bags. #seedstarting #startingseeds #gadening #vegetablegardening #inthegreenhouse #Alabama #Alabamagardening #Zone8A - 41 minutes ago

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Not gonna lie, I’ve had lotssss of trouble growing carrots. The first time my soil was way too dense so my harvest was only little baby carrots. This time I had really uneven germination so I only have these two to show for it but MAMA IS PROUD!! What little wins are you celebrating today?
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Not gonna lie, I’ve had lotssss of trouble growing carrots. The first time my soil was way too dense so my harvest was only little baby carrots. This time I had really uneven germination so I only have these two to show for it but MAMA IS PROUD!! What little wins are you celebrating today? ▫︎ ▫︎ ▫︎ ▫︎ #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardening #urbangarden #raisedbeds #raisedgardenbeds #growfood #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #gardentips #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat #veggiegarden #gardentotable #instagardeners #gardenersworld #instagarden #gardensofinstagram #homegrown #gardeninspo #instagardenlovers #harvest #ediblegarden - 43 minutes ago

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Shout out to #bcgreenhouses for their excellent greenhouses. We now have tomatoes and peppers planted and many other vegetables started and waiting for warmer weather. They are definitely worth the money and will give us some peace of mind in these chaotic times.

Shout out to #bcgreenhouses for their excellent greenhouses. We now have tomatoes and peppers planted and many other vegetables started and waiting for warmer weather. They are definitely worth the money and will give us some peace of mind in these chaotic times. - 44 minutes ago

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Costa will be arriving slightly later due to the rain - maybe 9am (nsw time) or so.....I will comment here if I get any updates

Costa will be arriving slightly later due to the rain - maybe 9am (nsw time) or so.....I will comment here if I get any updates - 46 minutes ago

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We are getting close guys!!!
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We have had an overwhelming amount of messages requesting information about our beautiful feijoa's ... we will have them available on our online shop very soon 😀
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Keep your eyes 👀 peeled .
#fruitarian #feijoa #feijoas #veganbreakfast #vegetablegardening #orchards #freshfruits #foodporno #fruitlover #veganbowl #newzealandlife #productshot #nelsonshines

We are getting close guys!!! . We have had an overwhelming amount of messages requesting information about our beautiful feijoa's ... we will have them available on our online shop very soon 😀 . Keep your eyes 👀 peeled . #fruitarian #feijoa #feijoas #veganbreakfast #vegetablegardening #orchards #freshfruits #foodporno #fruitlover #veganbowl #newzealandlife #productshot #nelsonshines - 49 minutes ago

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We're still open from 10 - 4 every day but if you prefer to PICK UP your order or have it DELIVERED - ⁠we now have a 'PARKING LOT PICKUP OR DELIVERY FORM' on our website for your convenience. Click the link in our BIO.⁠
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💚https://www.sunshinecoastnursery.com ⁠
💻Email: scnursery@eastlink.ca⁠
📱Phone: 604-886-2796⁠
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👉We ask that you leave all children & pets at home and that only 1 person per family visits the nursery at one time. That will ensure maximum social distancing for all. Thank you for continuing to practice social responsibilities. We're in this together.

We're still open from 10 - 4 every day but if you prefer to PICK UP your order or have it DELIVERED - ⁠we now have a 'PARKING LOT PICKUP OR DELIVERY FORM' on our website for your convenience. Click the link in our BIO.⁠ ⁠ 💚https://www.sunshinecoastnursery.com ⁠ 💻Email: scnursery@eastlink.ca ⁠ 📱Phone: 604-886-2796⁠ ⁠ 👉We ask that you leave all children & pets at home and that only 1 person per family visits the nursery at one time. That will ensure maximum social distancing for all. Thank you for continuing to practice social responsibilities. We're in this together. - 1 hour ago

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The Gardening Goddess shows us around her raised bed the first week of April with what’s planted, tips for intensive planting and harvesting, and a simple trick to keep squirrels and cats out of the garden

The Gardening Goddess shows us around her raised bed the first week of April with what’s planted, tips for intensive planting and harvesting, and a simple trick to keep squirrels and cats out of the garden - 1 hour ago

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Cascade learning garden coordinator Jolie Donohue shows you one of her home raised beds, what’s planted, tips for intensive planting and harvest, and simple ways to keep cats and squirrels out of the raised bed jolie.donohue@pcc.edu

Cascade learning garden coordinator Jolie Donohue shows you one of her home raised beds, what’s planted, tips for intensive planting and harvest, and simple ways to keep cats and squirrels out of the raised bed jolie.donohue@pcc.edu - 1 hour ago

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Working on expanding the flower garden. I’m thinking about filling the whole thing with #sunflowers .
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#phlizon #ledplus #beselfsufficient #dirtnerd #indoorgardening #outdoorgardening #organicgardening #groworganic #downtoearth #rootsorganic #organicsoil #livingsoil #garden #gardening #springfever #vegetablegardening #growsomething #getoutsideanddosomething #notill #notillgardening

Working on expanding the flower garden. I’m thinking about filling the whole thing with #sunflowers . . . . #phlizon #ledplus #beselfsufficient #dirtnerd #indoorgardening #outdoorgardening #organicgardening #groworganic #downtoearth #rootsorganic #organicsoil #livingsoil #garden #gardening #springfever #vegetablegardening #growsomething #getoutsideanddosomething #notill #notillgardening - 1 hour ago

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Pea ‘Sugar Bon’ planted and staked today 💪🏻 I was also able to sow parsnips and radishes and do another sowing of peas (this time Pea ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’) indoors. The sunny weather definitely helps 🌞 And there is more to be sown next week as April gets underway, so hopefully this weather continues! 🌱

Feeling grateful to have my work during these times.
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Pea ‘Sugar Bon’ planted and staked today 💪🏻 I was also able to sow parsnips and radishes and do another sowing of peas (this time Pea ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’) indoors. The sunny weather definitely helps 🌞 And there is more to be sown next week as April gets underway, so hopefully this weather continues! 🌱 Feeling grateful to have my work during these times. . . . . . . #spring #peas #seeds #parsnips #radishes #seedsowing #planting #newgrowth #grow #springjobs #gardenerslife #seasonaljobs #seasonallife #gardening #vegetablegardening #veggarden #vegplot #veggardener #gardenerofinstagram #instagramgardener #walledgarden #waterperrygardens #oxford #oxfordshire #oxfordshiregardens #localproduce #growyourown #plottoplate #sustainability - 1 hour ago

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The garden is filling in. #vegetables  #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #garden #gardening #gardens #gardenlife

The garden is filling in. #vegetables #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #garden #gardening #gardens #gardenlife - 1 hour ago

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I spent today digging a new veg bed alongside my sedum lawn against an ugly old breeze block wall. The ground was an absolute nightmare, apparently the people who lived here before me thought the garden was for burying rocks, building materials, plastic, metal and broken glass... wtf?! 🤨 Getting the wood off the pallets also not fun, gave up on chopping the big chunks off the back. Filled the bed with my half done compost, and I’ll put a decent layer of actual compost in before planting anything. My sweetcorn and courgettes will probably go in here when it’s time. It’s not quite finished yet but the worst is done. 
Given how much rubble digging I had to do my bottle of beer feels very deserved 😄 .
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#veggarden #vegetablegardening #growyourownfood #growyourown #gardening #vegbed

I spent today digging a new veg bed alongside my sedum lawn against an ugly old breeze block wall. The ground was an absolute nightmare, apparently the people who lived here before me thought the garden was for burying rocks, building materials, plastic, metal and broken glass... wtf?! 🤨 Getting the wood off the pallets also not fun, gave up on chopping the big chunks off the back. Filled the bed with my half done compost, and I’ll put a decent layer of actual compost in before planting anything. My sweetcorn and courgettes will probably go in here when it’s time. It’s not quite finished yet but the worst is done. Given how much rubble digging I had to do my bottle of beer feels very deserved 😄 . . . #veggarden #vegetablegardening #growyourownfood #growyourown #gardening #vegbed - 2 hours ago

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My @row7seeds Badger Flame Beets planted @charles_dowding style with their mates in a clump were pretty small in size. My watering was not consistent and therefore I stunted the growth. Gonna replace the @orbit faucet timer which after one season in the California sun became brittle and developed leaks along the seams. This forced me to water manually and well that was not successful. ⠀
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My @row7seeds Badger Flame Beets planted @charles_dowding style with their mates in a clump were pretty small in size. My watering was not consistent and therefore I stunted the growth. Gonna replace the @orbit faucet timer which after one season in the California sun became brittle and developed leaks along the seams. This forced me to water manually and well that was not successful. ⠀ ⠀ Good news is I have plenty of tasty beet leaves to eat. ⠀ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #snsn #gardening_feature #sprouting #karnatakafood #remomama #telugumemes #tomatoplants #telugustatus #growsomethinggreen #vegetablegardening #foodygramskarnataka #love #organicgarden #kitchengarden #californiagardening #mygarden #talkingstreet #panipurilovers #growvegetables #instagarden #growtoeat #organicgardening #vadapav #backyardgardening #mumbaifoodilicious #walkwithindia #lovebeets #mumbaifoodies #backyardgardener #cottagegardens - 2 hours ago

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I also sowed my first lot of parsnips today. Parsnips are a bit notorious for being difficult to germinate but once they do, you can pretty much leave them to do their thing.
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Some tips for successful parsnips:
🌱Always use fresh seeds. Parsnip seeds do not store well so buy new seed each year.
🌱Don't sow too early. Parsnips do require a long growing period but sowing when the ground is too cold or damp will just lead to the seeds rotting. Sowing in April or even early May will give the soil time to warm up a bit but you can help the process with cloches.
🌱If sowing in large ground beds, sow 3 seeds at 15cm intervals 0.5inches deep in rows 30cm apart. 🌱Parsnips take a LONG time to germinate, up to a month in some cases! You can 'pre-sprout' your seeds before sowing them outside by placing them on wet kitchen paper in a warm place until little white roots appear. Then sow outside as usual.
🌱Once your plants have germinated and are about 2.5cm tall, thin your seedlings by removing the weaker two leaving just one every 15cm along each row.
🌱Keep the area weed free and only water in particularly dry spells. This encourages the roots to grow down into the soil in search of water.
🌱Harvest once the leaves have died back although leaving them until after the first frosts will improve their flavour.

I also sowed my first lot of parsnips today. Parsnips are a bit notorious for being difficult to germinate but once they do, you can pretty much leave them to do their thing. . Some tips for successful parsnips: 🌱Always use fresh seeds. Parsnip seeds do not store well so buy new seed each year. 🌱Don't sow too early. Parsnips do require a long growing period but sowing when the ground is too cold or damp will just lead to the seeds rotting. Sowing in April or even early May will give the soil time to warm up a bit but you can help the process with cloches. 🌱If sowing in large ground beds, sow 3 seeds at 15cm intervals 0.5inches deep in rows 30cm apart. 🌱Parsnips take a LONG time to germinate, up to a month in some cases! You can 'pre-sprout' your seeds before sowing them outside by placing them on wet kitchen paper in a warm place until little white roots appear. Then sow outside as usual. 🌱Once your plants have germinated and are about 2.5cm tall, thin your seedlings by removing the weaker two leaving just one every 15cm along each row. 🌱Keep the area weed free and only water in particularly dry spells. This encourages the roots to grow down into the soil in search of water. 🌱Harvest once the leaves have died back although leaving them until after the first frosts will improve their flavour. - 2 hours ago

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Veggie seeds 💖
For those of you that garden, what are you growing this year? I’ve got 28 types veggies and a few different flowers on the go!

Veggie seeds 💖 For those of you that garden, what are you growing this year? I’ve got 28 types veggies and a few different flowers on the go! - 2 hours ago

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