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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: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens May 10, 2021

With the summer season fast approaching, I’ve been getting questions about fertilizing, primarily concerning the types of fertilizer and how much to use.I’m glad to get these questions because garden and landscape plants need fertilizer to keep them healthy and growing. Fertilizing at planting helps trees, shrubs and flowering plants get established. It also promotes shoot and root growth, flowering, and optimum fruit and vegetable harvest.

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens May 3, 2021

The month of May signals that it’s time for me to start planting culinary peppers in my home garden.

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Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Plant Diseases, Trees, Vegetable Gardens April 29, 2021

As warmer weather creeps in, many people find themselves spending more time outdoors and working in their yards. If you’re like me, you’ve probably made a trip or two to your local garden center looking for plants and other garden necessities. After reading over May’s garden checklist, it looks like you may need to make a few more trips. Here are some tasks to check off this month. 

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens April 28, 2021

Mississippi’s long growing season means potential gardeners have until at least July to start growing vegetables, but the state’s ideal gardening climate also means weeds and pests are constant threats. Gardeners often grow flowers in containers to add pops of color and spots of greenery in otherwise unworkable areas, and they can be equally successful using containers to grow vegetables.

A single, green cucumber hangs on a vine.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens April 5, 2021

If you read this Southern Gardening column frequently, you realize that I grow much more than pretty flowers in my home garden. Besides ornamental plants, I love to grow vegetables that my wife and I can enjoy for dinner.

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