Summer Crop Rotation Inspiration

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If you've been interested in starting a fresh round of seedlings for an abundant fall garden, you might be looking out and wondering where things from our Fall Seed Catalog are going to go in your garden.

As seasoned farmers and gardeners, we have a bit of a rhythm to getting our succession of late summer and fall crops in the ground. It's based on the principals in this post, but we've distilled the information for you here. The key to an abundant garden is to follow early spring crops with varieties that will be successful into late summer and fall.

Here is what works for us:

For things harvested 3-6 weeks after Last Spring Frost, follow with successions of shorter season varieties.

 

For things harvested 6-10 weeks after Last Spring Frost, follow with any moderate season crop that will stay in the ground until the fall.

 

  • Follow Snap, Snow, and Shelling Peas with-> 

Direct Sow: Storage Carrots such as Red Cored Chantenay and Danvers

Transplant: Cabbages such as Early Jersey Wakefield and Perfection

  • Follow Garlic with-> 

Direct sow: Storage beets such as Detroit Dark Red, Chioggia Guardsmark

For things harvested 10 weeks after last spring frost, follow with any shorter season crop that will stay in the ground until fall.

 

  • Follow onions with->

Direct sow: Beets for fresh eating such as Early Wonder Tall Top.

Direct sow: Winter Radishes such as Watermelon and Daikon

Transplant: Hardy kale and collards such as Champion Collards, Dino Kale, and Gulag Stars Kale

Transplant: Broccoli such as Piracicaba

For things harvested 12 weeks after last spring frost, follow with any shorter season crop that will stay in the ground until winter.

 

  • Follow May seeded bush snap beans with ->

Direct sow: Spinach, Asian Greens, Arugula, Greens

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