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Looking for an old post on planting to harvest each month

 
Logan Therrion
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Good day everyone.

Some time ago - maybe 2 years or so, I saw a post written by a person who wanted to plant food so that he/she had something ready to harvest each month. It was a really great post that obviously had a lot of research and effort put into it. The list of plants was very extensive. Props to the person who took the time to do all that!

Anyway, for the life of me I cannot find it. Does anyone remember this post? Can someone point me to it, please?

Many thanks in advance.
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Well, this one is from 4 years ago, but seems to touch on the subject of Succession planting, which means having harvested produce on a regular basis and planting new things to take the place of the old. Was it something like the link below? I couldn't find anything that seemed to perfectly fit what you mentioned.

Idea Thread for Succession Planting
 
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I tried to find the thread also, but with no success. This is the kind of thread I think we could use more of on the board - how people are designing their systems to provide year-round food, and especially, detailed posts about how people are actually doing it.

Of course what people can grow depends so much on location and resources such as water for irrigation, so we'd need lots of examples from different locations for it to be really useful.

 
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Well, since we can't seem to find the original post you are referencing, I went into my personal bookmark files to pull out this useful site I found a few years ago. It isn't particularly detailed, but does offer you an idea of what is going to be in season for each month of the year for your state in general. It's somewhere to start, though you would certainly need to fine tune it based on your area of the state, your microclimates and your choices in variety.

Seasonal Food Guide
 
Logan Therrion
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Thanks for the info. I was really hoping I could find the original post because I believe (at least I think I remember it this way) that it covered all sorts of food - essentially, it took into consideration carbs, protein, and fat. I also remember that it listed the plants in a column format, rather than a bunch of plants listed in a single sentence.

That's the tricky part I think, about planting food. I sometimes get lost in convenient, locally available plants, plants that bare food that I love, and what will grow here in North Florida well. That leaves me with a bunch of food coming up at about the same time. I'm finding it difficult to keep one critical thing in mind when planting in my garden, which is, always having fat/protein/carbs available for harvest.

To me, it's not really fully functioning garden in the way I had imagined if I'm not able to sustain myself from it all year round.

I wish I could remember more about the original article so I could find it. I know it's on here somewhere. :)

Thank you everyone!
 
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Here are some references about how to grow complete diets at home:


http://www.caroldeppe.com/Resilient%20Gardener.html

http://www.growbiointensive.org/grow_main.html

https://www.bountifulgardens.org/products/BEA-0370
 
Logan Therrion
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Thanks Tyler!! :) Much appreciated.
 
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