What a lovely morning. I am wearing a sweatshirt now it is that chilly. We got 1 inch of rain on Sunday so it is good. I don’t have to water. How about you did you get rain? Looks like all week it will be more seasonable. High today of 70 and low tonight of 48. Windows are open in the house. Warmest day will be Thursday with 85 degrees. Which is around our average temperature. ALL I CAN SAY IS ENJOY…
I am posting this chart of successive planting you can do in your garden, or the latest to plant. As you can see you still can plant tomatoes. I don’t have time to plant these in the spring, but I am going to plant what I can now for a later growing. I will use containers, and one raised bed to try these. I will let you know how that goes. I also going to grow some of the unique peppers and tomatoes and see about saving seeds for next year. One of my gardeners has done that with what I have grown for him and the seeds are particularly good at germinating. Just another way of helping with my greenhouse growing. Always something to learn that is for sure. If you need more garden seed to do this, I have the bulk garden seed here for you to try.
In successive gardening, the idea is that you plant one crop after another to increase your harvest. If some crops such as radish only take a few weeks until harvest, you’ll want to use that space for a second crop! Other vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers are long-lasting and keep bearing fruit. Still others such as Brussels sprouts stay in the ground as they taste best after a first frost.
Last Planting dates for second season crops
To calculate the best time to plant your second vegetable crops look at the first expected freeze dates in the chart below. Choose the date that comes closest to the expected first killing frost in your area.
First expected freeze Sept 10 Sept 20 Sept 30 Oct 10 Oct 20
Vegetable PLANT BY
Beets June 25 July 5 July 15 July 25 August 5
Broccoli transplants June 15 June 25 July 10 July 25
Bush beans June 15 July 1 July 15
Cabbage transplants June 15 June 25 July 10 July 25
Carrots June 25 July 5 July 15 July 25 August 5
Cucumbers June 15 June 30 July 15
Leaf lettuce July 20 August 1 August 10 Aug 20 Sept 1
Peas June 25 July 10 July 20 Aug 10 Aug 20
Peppers transplants June 20 June 30 July 7 July 15
Radishes Aug 1 Aug 15 Sept 1 Sept 10 Sept 20
Spinach July 15 July 25 Aug 5 Aug 15 Aug 25
Tomatoes transplants June 15 June 20 June 25 June 30 July 5
Winter squashes/pumpkins June 15 June 25 July 5
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/content/succession-gardening-chart
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365