|Pole beans and tomatoes planted in succession.|
Learn from my mistake. Last spring I put in my garden to keep busy as my kids grew up. To say I was inspired is putting it lightly. I had a new project and nothing makes me happier than a new project. I couldn't wait to get the seeds planted because I couldn't wait to see the garden turn green.
On the seed packets, it was suggested that I plant seeds in succession but I couldn't resist. I planted everything at once. Later in the summer I regretted it. All my beans were gone and there were still weeks of hot bean growing weather left in the season. Too late to plant then, but if I had taken the seed packet advise I would have enjoyed those beans for many more weeks.
This year I planted melons in succession, roughly 3 weeks apart.
|Melons mounds (left to right); cantaloup, honeydew, Crenshaw, cantaloup|
|First carrots of the season, harvested May 11.|
For me, it's all about learning as I go. It's amazing how much I learned about vegetable gardening in the year since I started my urban garden.
Like... it's good to take advise from seed packets.