Some vegetables take up their space in the garden all summer, while others need only a short time to ripen. Careful planning can allow you to plant a succession of crops in the same space. If your garden space is small, you will want to take advantage of this technique.
First, plant crops that mature early. As soon as these have been harvested, pull them up and have a second crop ready to go in the ground. It helps to start as many plants as you can in peat pots to give them a head start. After your second crop is harvested, you can often have another planting of cool weather crops. Choose early-maturing varieties so they can be harvested before winter sets in.
Refer to the chart below to help plan your succession of crops: