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[Video] Understanding “Days to Maturity”

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Days to maturity is an important concept for gardeners – but this number is often misunderstood. Here’s what it really means – and how to use it for a successful garden plan…

When planting your garden crops, you have likely noticed a number on the seed package that is labeled as “days to maturity.” But what does this even mean, and how can it help you determine when to plant your seeds?

Days to maturity is an important concept for the vegetable gardener, as it helps you understand approximately when you will be able to harvest your crops, as well as how to time succession plantings for maximizing the use of your available garden space. However, there are some common misunderstandings around the concept which often leave gardeners feeling frustrated and confused.

The video below explains some important misconceptions about days to maturity and what it really means for various crops including root crops, greens, and fruiting crops.

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