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Succession Planting Intervals for Vegetables

SUCCESSION
PLANTING

Interval
Chart
for
VEGETABLES

This chart provides general guidelines for vegetable crops that are amenable to succession planting at intervals of 7 days, 10 days, 14 days, 21 days, and 30 days.

Take note that the timing intervals listed here are based on standard operation growing practices. Season extension and other more evolved growing practices can allow growers to successfully plant and harvest earlier and later than the standard date windows suggested below. Intervals between plantings can also be modified under certain conditions.

7–DAY INTERVALS
  Crop Planting Recommendations Notes
» Baby Leaf Lettuce Sow up to 4 weeks before first frost (unless using protected cover).  
» Baby Leaf Greens Sow up to 4 weeks before first frost (unless using protected cover). Cover with lightweight row cover to prevent flea beetle damage.
» Radishes Sow up to 4 weeks before first frost. Cover with lightweight row cover to prevent flea beetle damage.
» Spinach Sow up to 2 weeks before first frost (unless using protected cover).  
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10–DAY INTERVALS
  Crop Planting Recommendations Notes
» Full-size Head Lettuce Sow up to 8 weeks before first frost.  
» Full-size Asian Greens
  &
» Pac Choi
Sow up to 6 weeks before first frost. Cover with lightweight row cover to prevent flea beetle damage.
» Kohlrabi
  (all except Kossack)
Sow up to 6 weeks before first frost. Cover with lightweight row cover to prevent flea beetle damage.
» Peas For fall crops, sow 8 weeks before first frost date and keep soil well watered for good germination. Mid summer harvests are not as prolific as earlier harvests.
» Sweet Corn Plant varieties of multiple days to maturity within each planting.  
» Bush Beans Sow up to 8 weeks before first frost.  
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14–DAY INTERVALS
  Crop Planting Recommendations Notes
» Beets Sow up to 8 weeks before first frost. Sell thinnings as beet greens.
» Escarole Sow up to 8 weeks before first frost.  
» Endive Sow up to 8 weeks before first frost.  
» Arugula Sow up to 1 month before first frost (unless using protected cover). Cover with lightweight row cover to prevent flea beetle damage.
» Turnips (Hakurei) Sow up to 6 weeks before first frost. Cover with lightweight row cover to prevent flea beetle damage.
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 21–DAY INTERVALS
  Crop Planting Recommendations Notes
» Carrots Early spring through mid July. Plant storage types in mid July only.  
» Cucumbers Sow up to 10 weeks before first frost. Use row cover or Surround WP for cucumber beetle control.
» Full-size Mustard Greens Sow up to 6 weeks before first frost. Cover with lightweight row cover to prevent flea beetle damage.
» Melons Sow up to 12 weeks before first frost. Use row cover or Surround WP for cucumber beetle control.
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30–DAY INTERVALS
  Crop Planting Recommendations Notes
» Summer Squash Sow up to 8 weeks before first frost. Use row cover or Surround WP for cucumber beetle control.
» Swiss Chard Sow up to 10 weeks before first frost.  
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