Scheduling Crop Planting for Continuous Harvest

Bachmann, Janet. 2008. Scheduling Crop Planting for Continuous Harvest. National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA). Accessed at: <https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=20>

Scheduling Crop Planting for Continuous Harvest was published in 2008 by the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA), which provides farmers and educators information on sustainable agricultural practices, and was written by Janet Bachmann a NCAT Agriculture Specialist. This publication helps market gardeners to plan succession planting for continuous harvest throughout the growing season. Growers will need to know the following in order to plan for a continuous harvest: appropriate planting dates, number of days to harvest, length of harvest from first to last pickings. Climate factors such as soil temperature, frost zones and weather as well as potential pests are all considerations when choosing planting dates. A table of soil temperature germination ranges for some vegetables and a “succession planting chart” to assist with planning is also included in this publication. Additional resources are provided at the end.

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