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Garden Plan (Sample)

20 x 50 feet

1,000 square feet—Row 1 is located 12 inches from the edge of the garden, and all rows are 36 inches apart. Rows are 20 feet long.

Spring Planting

Summer Planting

Fall Planting

Row Vegetable Date   Vegetable Date   Vegetable Date
1 Onions plants Feb.-March   Bush Lima Beans June-July   Spinach Sept-Oct.
2 Cabbage plants Feb.-March   Bush Lima Beans June-July   Beets/Chard Sept.-Oct.
3 English Peas Jan.-Feb.   Cucumbers May-June   Mustard Sept.-Oct.
4 English Peas Jan.-Feb.   (leave unplanted)     Cabbage Aug.-Sept.
5 Lettuce Feb.-March   Summer Squash May-June   Cauliflower Aug.-Sept.
6 Beets/Chard Feb.-March   (leave unplanted)     Turnips Sept.
7 Mustard/Turnips Feb.-March   Southern Peas May-June   Carrots Sept.
8 Broccoli (plants) Feb.-March   Southern Peas May-June   Lettuce Sept.
9 Bush Snap Beans March-April   (leave unplanted)     Broccoli Aug.-Sept.
10 Bush Snap Beans March-April   (leave unplanted)     Broccoli Aug.-Sept.
11 Bell Pepper/
Eggplant (plants)
12 Tomato (plants) April-May            
13 (leave unplanted)     (leave unplanted)     Cucumbers Aug.
14 Sweet Corn March-April   (leave unplanted)     Bush Snap Beans Aug.
15 Sweet Corn March-April   (leave unplanted)     Bush Snap Beans Aug.
16 Sweet Corn March-April   (leave unplanted) July-Aug.      
17 Okra April-May         Collards Oct.



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Filed Under: Master Gardener, Vegetable Gardens November 10, 2021

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi home gardeners have an opportunity to participate in vegetable research next year.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking for 80 participants statewide to enter its 2022 Home Vegetable Variety Trial. Mississippi Master Gardeners, home gardeners and garden club members are encouraged to apply. Trial plants will include different varieties of cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes and other vegetables.

Raking leaves
Filed Under: Soil Testing, Lawn and Garden, Herb Gardens, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Vegetable Gardens September 28, 2021

Autumn is officially here! It’s not hard to love this time of year. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing, and there will be more branches than foliage soon. It’s hard not to love this time of year! As we close out this calendar year, it’s easy to convince yourself there’s not much to do in the yard. Take a break, but also take time to check off these tasks

Rows of mums fill a flower bed.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Vegetable Gardens September 13, 2021

The 2021 Fall Flower & Garden Fest will return to an in-person event but will be modified because of the persistently high number of COVID-19 cases. The fest will be held 9 a.m. to noon daily Oct. 4-8 at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs.

Purple, pink, and orange mums.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens August 27, 2021

With the fall season slowly creeping in, there are many things to look forward to, including the drop in temperature. I enjoy watching the leaves change color and drop, too. That also means now is a great time to pull out your rakes, garbage bags, and compost bins and prepare to remove the leaves in your yard! Here are a few other things for you to accomplish in your garden and landscape during the month of September. 

People stand in a garden.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Community, Food and Health, Food, Vegetable Gardens August 13, 2021

When members of the Jackson chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority brainstormed ways to serve their community, they decided to start a gardening project. Their plan was twofold: grow fresh produce for members of the community who could not get to the grocery store on a regular basis; and get community members involved and teach them how to grow produce. But they soon discovered they were going to need some guidance.


Replanting a Salad Table
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Replanting a Salad Table

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 5:00am
Growing Pickles
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Growing Pickles

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 5:00am
Bachman's Heritage Cottage
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Bachman's Heritage Cottage

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00am
Hot Ornamental Peppers
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Hot Ornamental Peppers

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 7:30am
Planting a Salad Table
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Planting a Salad Table

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 4:45pm


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:00am
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00am
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 7:00am
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 2:00am

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