Plant summer vegetables now and all the way into August, which would technically make them fall vegetables. There are many who already have their summer garden planted and think everything should be in maintenance mode until harvest time.
With Memorial Day coming up this weekend their are many who are just getting the vegetable garden started what ever category you may fall into it is time to plant summer vegetables now. With the proper planning you can continue to plant right through the summer to extend harvest into the fall and the effort is well worth it.Doing this the right way is easy and is not at all labor intensive.
Planning The Key To Plant Summer Vegetables
One example of continuous planting is carrots which grow well but are also well adapted to this type of vegetable gardening. Carrots can be planted 3 weeks before your last frost date and then planted every 3 weeks there after till mid August thus assuring a continuous supply of carrots right through the fall. On first glance you may think this is an awful lot of carrots and you would be right if you were planting long rows of carrots in a bed but this is type of planting involves planting scattered pockets throughout the garden.
When you plant summer vegetables you need to do a little planning and thinking to harvest the most useable amounts of produce from your garden. Realistically the average family will probably not consume more than say 25 carrots a month unless you are juicers and then you may go through that amount in a week. So it makes sense to plant little pockets through the summer so you will always have some coming ready when you need them.
Another example would be zucchini you can plant a plant or two at the end of May and then plant a few more seed in the end of July so that as the first crop has faded out a second harvest can be expected to start a few weeks latter. Not only will you be able to enjoy your vegetables learning to plant summer vegetables this way will make your enjoyment last throughout the gardening season.
Your vegetable garden can produce a nice crop to provide the fresh and safe vegetables that you family enjoys or by doing a bit more planning can provide these same delicious vegetables throughout the gardening season by adapting these easy planting methods.