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Succession planting, also known as successive planting, is a way to extend your harvest by staggering plantings of crops or planting varieties with staggered maturing dates. There are four methods of succession planting.

Tips for Successful Succession Planting

  • Make sure you have enough seed to get you through the season and into fall if you plan to over-winter vegetables in hoop houses. Some seed lasts several years; others need to be fresh for good germination.
  • Add some compost or leaf mold to the beds, between plantings, to keep the soil rich.
  • Don't hesitate to pull out vegetables past their prime. Use them while they are at their best and then use the space for something else.

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Bean Lima Fordhook Bush

Bean Lima Fordhook Bush #242 Seed

$1.99

Lima Bean Fordhook Bush #242 is an All-American Selection. The plump pods, about 4 inches long, are very easy to shell and have superior flavor. Perfect for tender shell beans and for dried beans, they are loaded with vitamins and protein.

Flavor: Rich, nutty flavor

Preparation Ideas: An outstanding choice for freezing

Plant Type: Vegetable

Fill Weight (grams): 21

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 6-8 Days

Days to Maturity: 75 Days

Growth Type: Bush

Planting Depth: 1-1.5"

Seed Spacing: 20"/4"

Tolerance: Heat, drought

Instructions: Sow seeds when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds every 4 inches. Soaking seeds overnight before planting will speed germination. Thin to 1 plant every 4 inches when the plants have 4 leaves. Pick early and often to encourage

Suggestions: Avoid working around beans when wet; this may spread diseases. When weeding, hoe gently because beans are shallow-rooted. Mulch plants only after thinning.


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Bean Black Valentine

Beans Black Valentine HEIRLOOM Seed

$2.19

Black Valentine beans are stringless at all stages and average 16-18 inches in length. The dark green pods grow straight and slender on a bush plant.

Flavor: Rich and creamy flavor

Preparation Ideas: A great variety to use in chili

Plant Type: Vegetable

Fill Weight (grams): 19

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 6-8 Days

Days to Maturity: 48-70 Days

Growth Type: Bush

Planting Depth: 1-1.5"

Seed Spacing: 3'/8"

Disease Resistance: Slight drought

Instructions: Sow seed when soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds every 4 inches. Soaking seeds overnight before planting will speed germination. Thin to 1 plant every 4 inches when plants have 4 leaves. Pick early and often to encourage production. Sow every 2 weeks until 8 weeks before fall frost.

Suggestions: Avoid working around beans when wet; this may spread diseases. When weeding, hoe gently because beans are shallow-rooted. Mulch plants only after thinning.


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Pea Wando Seed

Pea Wando Seed

$1.99

Pea Wando is a choice variety if you can't plant peas early. It's more heat and drought tolerant than other varieties with remarkable resistance to warm weather. This is a good yielder of peas high in vitamins A, B, and C. Produces dark green pods that are blunt and well filled with 6 to 8 tender medium sized peas.

Flavor: Great flavor and sweetness

Preparation Ideas: Shell these peas to use as a tasty side sish

Plant Type: Vegetable

Fill Weight (grams): 21

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 8-12 Days

Days to Maturity: 68 Days

Growth Type: Semi-bush (30")

Planting Depth: 1.5"

Seed Spacing: 2.5'/2"

Disease Resistance: Warm

Tolerance: Heat, drought

Instructions: Sow in full sun in spring and late summer. Peas will tolerate some frost and are very sensitive to heat. Plant 1 seed every 2 inches. Do not thin. Plants perform best when supported by a trellis. Support 2 rows at the same time by placing a trellis between 2 rows and letting plants grow together. Harvest when pods are filled out to encourage production.

Suggestions: When harvesting peas, do not jerk pods from vines since rough handling can cause plants to stop producing. It is best to snip clusters of pods from vines with scissors or pruners.


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