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September 2016

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Growing a vegetable garden successfully requires planning on your part. One principle to keep in mind is succession planting – when one crop ends, you can plant a second, and when the second one ends, you can plant a third. Careful succession planting ensures the longest possible harvest of vegetables, even from a limited space. A second principle to remember is rotation. If you keep planting the same crops over and over in the same bed, your problems with pests and plant diseases will increase over time. Try to rotate your planting so that you’re growing different types of plants in a particular bed over the course of a season to reduce insect and disease problems. (more…)