Tips for Growing a Second Planting
- Make sure you have some space for your bumper crop with ample sun. We normally set aside two 4×4 plots for ours. This is a great size too because you can reach the middle from every side!
- Give your soil a boost by adding a few extra layers of compost to provide added nutrients in the soil.
- As a general rule, seeds planted outdoors in late summer should be sown twice as deep as in the spring.
- When planting in the heat of summer, it’s important to keep the soil surface consistently moist. If it dries out, newly sprouted seeds may die and you will need to start over.
- Don’t forget to mulch! Mulching will help keep the soil moist and warm, which create perfect growing conditions.
There’s still some time left for growing summer favorites, so make good use of the time and get growing!
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