Keep Planting

In order to ensure the success of your business, you must keep planting, growing, and harvesting. And you must do it onschedule, so there's always something coming along. The worst thing you can do is deviate from your delivery schedule, or show up every week with apologies about being out of this or short on that. Your customer is bound to become disgruntled with your services. Of course, it's hard at first to figure out exactly how long it will take from plantingseeds to delivering the harvest, but I'll explain how to set up charts that will help you plant on a schedule. Then you can make slight adjustments depending on the weather.

Cold Weather Crops

Frost-Hardy spring and again in fall;

In southern and western coastal states, can be planted all winter.

Beets

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Swiss chard

Onions

Peas

Radishes

Spinach

Warm Weather Crops

Tender

Planted summer only;

In southern and western coastal states, can be grown in spring and fall.

Beans

Cantaloupe Corn

Cucumbers Eggplant

Peppers Squash, summer and winter Tomatoes

You must know the hardy crops, which can be planted in early, mid-, and late spring; the tender crops that must wait until summer; and those that can be planted in late summer for harvesting in the fall. Depending on your area of the country, estimate the length of your growing season and decide how far into the cold weather you'd like to (and can) garden.

Swiss chard

Onions

Peas

Radishes

Spinach

Beans

Cantaloupe Corn

Cucumbers Eggplant

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