With this in mind, think about spreading that harvest time out over a month or two instead of having ALL of the harvest of ONE thing happen within a few days.
We can do this by succession planting - plant some of the seeds for a particular crop one week, then more the next week, more the week after that, etc. By not planting the whole row of peas in one day and instead, spreading the plantings out, you will have small amounts of peas each week from late June through the end of July.
If, however, you are planning on preserving the harvest in some way (like canning or freezing) and you want the harvest to happen all at once, then plant the seeds all at once.
|harvesting the salad garden|