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Have Transplants Ready to Take Place of Harvested Vegetables

By: Lee Reich

One way to reap an abundance of vegetables from even a tiny garden is to keep planting throughout the growing season. Soon, you could be filling in new vegetables where you’ll have harvested onions or pulled spent pea or cucumber vines. Later, there’ll be space where corn, early beets, or carrots have been harvested.

A good way to fill in land that opens up is with transplants. They’re less likely than seeds to get lost or neglected in the sea of vegetation in any garden this time of year. And since their first three to four weeks of growth takes place outside your garden, the harvest from transplants comes along that much sooner.

It’s not hard to grow lots of transplants in a small space with minimal labor. For instance, I can grow a month’s supply of lettuce transplants in about a square foot of space. The lettuce is ready to eat less than a month after I plant it out in the garden, and the time it takes me to grow and care for the transplants is less than 10 minutes.

Read more:  https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/gardening-vegetables-growing-season/2020/06/18/id/972878/?ns_mail_uid=5c6b2034-1f5e-4c03-95e8-37ac70223723&ns_mail_job=DM121723_06192020&s=acs&dkt_nbr=0105026tszib

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