There’s so much to be said for growing your own fruit and veg. It’s incredibly rewarding to pile your plates high with food you’ve grown yourself – and there’s a huge amount of learning you’ll do along the way, as well.
If you’re trying to get the most out of your vegetable patch at the moment, what about doing some research into succession planting? Also known as successive planting, this strategy helps you extend your harvest by planting varieties with different maturing dates, or planting crops every few weeks or so.
For the latter, aim to space your plantings of the same produce every two to four weeks, so that you see new crops on a continuous basis. This is also a great way to reduce the amount of food potentially wasted as, if you see a glut of something, it can be hard to make your way through it before it goes bad.
Planting different veggies in succession can be a fun way to extend the growing season and ensure you can enjoy your garden for longer. If you plant peas, for example, you’ll find they have a short growing season, so you can follow them up with something else, whether that’s carrots, beetroot, spring onions or kale… whatever you love to eat the most!
Alternatively, if you absolutely love one particular type of vegetable, try planting more than one variety so you can take advantage of the different maturity rates. The likes of tomatoes and corn, for example, can be grown in this way.
We’d love to hear how you’re getting on in the garden this year, so get in touch to let us know. And don’t forget that if you need any help with landscaping in Merseyside and the surrounding areas, the LW Landscapes team has you more than covered.