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Planting Guide

Use this information as a guideline for determining your planting dates.  This varies greatly by your climate and site specific growing conditions.  Local gardeners and your own trial and error will be invaluable tools for future planting.  It is highly recommended that you document your successes and failures in a garden notebook.

Vegetable Start plants indoors this long before the planting date for your region Soil Germination Temp in F Germination Time in Days

Approx. Planting Dates

Amount to plant for family of 4a

Distance between rowsb

Distance apart in the row

Artichoke Crown pieces 75 7-14 Aug-Nov,
Apr-Jun
3-4 plants 48-60" 48-60"
Asparagus 1 year 77 7-21 Feb.-March 30-40 plants 60" 12"
Beans (lima) not suitable 80 5-8 May-June 15-25' of row 12-24" 4-6" bush, 12-24" pole
Beans (snap) not suitable 90 5-8 May-July 15-25' of row 12-24" 2-6" bush, 12-24" pole
Beets not suitable 75 6-12 March-June 10-15' of row 12" 1-2"
Broccoli 6 weeks 80 4-10 March-Aug. 10-20' of row 12-24" 12-24"
Brussels Sprouts 6 weeks 80 4-10 May-July 15-20' of row 24" 24"
Cabbage 6 weeks 80 4-7 April-June 10-15 plants 24" 24"
Cantaloupes / Muskmelons 4 weeks 70 5-10 May 5-10 hills 48" 48"
Carrots not suitable 77 3-10 March-July 15 20-30' of row 12" 2"
Cauliflower 6 weeks 80 4-40 April-July 15 10-15 plants 24" 24"
Celery & Celeriac 9 weeks 70 10-20 March-July 20-30' of row 24" 5"
Chard not suitable 77 4-10 April-July 3-4 plants 24" 12 inches
Chinese cabbage 4 weeks 80 4-7 August 10-15' of row 30" 6"
Chives 6 weeks 75 7-10 March-May 1 clump Needs 4 sq ft Scatter
Corn (sweet) 2 to 3 Weeks 75 4-7 April-June 4 rows, 20-30' long 36" 15"
Cucumbers (slicing) 4 weeks 80 4-7 May-June 6 plants 48" 24"
Cucumbers (pickling) 4 weeks 80 4-7 May-June 25' of row 48" 6-12"
Dill not suitable 77 4-10 May 25' of row 24" 6-9"
Eggplants 9 weeks 75 5-7 May 4-6 plants 24" 24"
Endive 6 weeks 60 5-10 April-Aug. 15 10-15' of row 12" 10"
Garlic not suitable N/A N/A Sept.-Feb. 10-20' of row 18" 3"
Kale not suitable 80 5-20 May-July 20-30' of row 24" 24"
Kohlrabi not suitable 75 5-10 April-Aug. 15 10-15' 24" 3"
Leeks not suitable 75 7-10 March-May 10' of row 24" 2"
Lettuce (head) 5 weeks 77 5-10 April-July 10-15' of row 12" 12"
Lettuce (leaf) 5 weeks 77 5-10 April-Aug. 10-15' of row 12" 6"
Okra 8 weeks 86 7-14 not suitable 10-20' of row 24" 18"
Onions 10 weeks 75 6-12 Mar.-May 30-40' of row 12" 3"
Parsley 10 weeks 65 14-21 Mar.-June 1-2 plants 12" 8"
Parsnips not suitable 65 14-21 April-May 10-15' of row 24" 3"
Peas, Garden or English not suitable 68 7-21 Feb.-May 30-40' of row 36" bush, 48" vine 2"
Peppers 10 weeks 80 7-14 May-June 5-10 plants 24" 12-18"
Potatoes (sweet) 6 weeks N/A N/A not suitable 50-100' of row 48" 12"
Potatoes (white) not suitable N/A N/A April-June 50-100' of row 30" 12"
Pumpkins 4 weeks 80 4-7 May 1-3 plants 72" 48"
Radish not suitable 85 5-10 March-Sept. 4' of row 12" 1"
Rhubarb Crown pieces 65 4-10 March-April 2-3 plants 48" 36"
Rutabagas not suitable 75 3-14 June-July 10-15' of row 24" 3"
Spinach not suitable 77 7-21 April & Sept. 10-20' of row 12" 3"
Squash (summer) 4 weeks 80 4-7 May-June 2-4 plants 48" 24"
Squash (winter) 4 weeks 80 4-7 May 2-4 plants 72" 48"
Tomatoes 8 weeks 85 5-10 May 10-15 plants 36-48" 24-36"
Turnips not suitable 77 3-14 Apr.-Sept. 10-15' of row 24" 2"
Watermelons 4 weeks 90 5-10 May 6 plants 72" 60"

a For many of the crops, the amount to plant should be divided into several plantings, 1 or 2 weeks apart.
b Use narrower spacing for small gardens.


 

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