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Veggie Gardening 101: Succession Planting IdeasThe Gardener

Veggie Gardening 101: Succession Planting IdeasThe Gardener

As soon as hot weather hits, broccoli rabe and mustard greens form their delicious flower buds. For the best flavor, harvest the plants when the buds are still tightly closed. I also usually keep a few plants in the garden and allow them to flower, because the blossoms make a tasty, colorful garnish and they lure in a lot of pollinators. Pull up the spring greens, rake the soil smooth, and scratch in a bit of granulated organic fertilizer to get the soil ready for the beans. Bush beans stay short and produce most of their pods in one big flush, while pole beans grow into a 6 to 8 foot tall vine. I grow both types in my garden, but am fond of bush beans because they are a pretty quick crop. Direct sow the bush beans in rows, spacing the seeds about 2 inches apart and the rows about 12 inches apart. The beans grow fast--you'll need to thin out every other plant when they are...

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