July 1, 2023

Succession Planting in My New Vegetable Garden

Whenever possible, we always practice succession planting here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Succession planting is the practice of following one crop with another to maximize a garden’s yield. It is a very efficient use of gardening space and time. This year, we're all so excited about my new vegetable garden where we've already seen such amazing growth. If you follow my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, you may have seen some of the first vegetables we've harvested - the cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli are some of the largest I've ever grown. Over the last couple of weeks, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, has also planted more seeds, so we have a consistent supply of harvestable produce throughout the season. He planted crops of beans, parsnips, and three rows of sunflowers, Helianthus - the popular and cheerful annuals whose giant, round flower heads look like the sun.

Enjoy these photos.