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Planting Guide

Planting Guide

Vegetable Seeds or Plants
per 100 ft
Depth of
Planting
(inches)
Distance
between
Plants
(inches)
Average
Crop
Expected
per 100 ft
Average
No. of
Days to
Harvest
Asparagus 1 oz
65 plants
1
6-8
18 30 lb 2 years
Beans, snap bush 1/2 lb 1 3-6 60 lb 50-55
Beans, snap pole 1/2 lb 1 4-12 80 lb 65
Beans, lima bush 1/2 lb 1 3-6 47 lb in shell
18 lb shelled
65
Beans, lima pole 1/2 lb 1 4-12 66 lb in shell
25 lb shelled
80
Beets 1 oz 1/2 2 75 lb 65
Broccoli 1/4 oz
50-65 plants
1/4-1/2 18-24
18-24
50 lb
50 lb
80-115
75
Cabbage 1/8 oz
65-100 plants
1/4-1/2 12-18
12-18
150 lb
150 lb
100
80
Cabbage, Chinese 1/8 oz 1/4-1/2 12 100 lb 80
Carrots 1/8 oz 1/4-1/2 2 100 lb 75
Cauliflower 1/8 oz
50-65 plants
1/4-1/2 18-24
18-24
80 lb
80 lb
80-115
65
Chard, Swiss 1 oz 1/4-1/2 6 75 lb 50
Collards and Kale 1/4 oz 1/4-1/2 8-16 150 lb 55
Corn, sweet 3-4 oz 1-2 12 10 doz 80
Cucumbers 1/2 oz 1 12-18 100 lb 55
Eggplant 50 plants   24 150 lb 85
Kohlrabi 1/8 oz 1/4-1/2 3-4 75 lb 55
Lettuce, head 1/4 oz
75-100 plants
1/4 12
12-14
75 head
75 head
80-115
80
Lettuce, leaf 1/4 oz 1/4 8-12 50 lb 50
Muskmelons 1/4 oz 1 36-48 100 fruit 90
Mustard 1/4 oz 1/4-1/2 2 100 lb 45
Okra 1 oz 1 12-18 90 lb 65
Onions, green 600 sets or plants   2 100 bunches 35
Onions, bulb 220 sets or plants   6 100 lb 110
Parsley 1/8 oz 1/4 4-6 30 lb 90
Peanuts 1/2 lb 1-2 3-4 45 lb green
15 lb dry
110
Peas, English 1 lb 1-2 2 30 lb in shell 65
Peas, southern 1/2 lb 1 4-6 40 lb in hull 65
Peppers, bell 50 plants   24 150 lb 75
Potatoes, Irish 10 lb 4 12 150 lb 100
Potatoes, sweet 75-100   12 100 lb 120
Pumpkins 1/2 oz 1-2 48 300 lb 90-110
Radishes 1 oz 1/2 1 40 lb 28
Rutabagas 1/2 oz 1/4-1/2 12 90 lb 90
Spinach 1/2 oz 1/2 4 70 lb 45
Squash, summer 1/2 oz 1 36 150 lb 55
Squash, winter 1/2 oz 1 48 100 lb 90
Tomatoes 35-65 plants   18-36 125 lb 70
Turnips, greens 1/4 oz 1/4-1/2 2-3 50-100 lb 50
Turnips, roots 1/4 oz 1/4-1/2 2-3 50-100 LB 60
Watermelons 1/2 oz 1 1/2 48-72 60 fruit 85

 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Filed Under: Master Gardener, Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens July 30, 2021

After a relatively mild summer, heat and humidity have arrived in full force in Mississippi. Going outside during the afternoon is miserable these days! If you’re like me, I try to get all my outdoor activities wrapped up in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat. Be sure you can recognize the signs of heat-related illness, and remember to drink plenty of water anytime you’re outside! Hydration is important!

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Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens June 25, 2021

It’s been an overall mild and rainy summer so far. If you’re like me, there no complaints with the mild weather. Mississippi is notorious for hot, humid summers so I’ll take slightly cooler temps any day of the week! July is a busy month in your yard and garden. Here are a few things to accomplish this month:

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