When to Plant

When To Sow Outdoors

  • Sow peas in February.
  • Sow greens, early spring greens, mezuna lettuce in late February / early March.
  • For cilantro, parsley, basil, chard, sow in April / May.
  • Between mid April and mid May, sow winter leeks in nursery beds before transplanting plants to trenches around mid July.
  • Sow parsnips and cereliac from late May to Mid June.
  • In May, sow squash, beans and tomatoes.
  • In late may, transplant tomatoes and leeks.
  • In late June, sow carrots, brussel sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, spring cauliflower and kale.
  • Plant purple Chinese garlic in August.
  • Sow fava beans and garlic in Fall.

Winter Gardening
Direct seeding late May to early July.

Planting Dates from Farmer’s Almanac 2009 (E= early, L= late)

Plant

Time

Planting Dates

*

Barley

Mar 15-Apr 7

*

Beans

(E)

Apr 15-30

(L)

Jul 1-21

Beets

(E)

Mar 15-Apr 3

(L)

Aug 15-31

*

Broccoli plants

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Aug 1-20

*

Brussel sprouts

Mar 7-Apr 15

*

Cabbage plants

Mar 7-Apr 15

Carrots

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Jul 7-31

*

Cauliflower plants

(E)

Mar 15-Apr 7

(L)

Jul 1-Aug 7

*

Celery plants

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Aug 15-Sep 7

*

Collards

(E)

Mar 7-Apr 7

(L)

Aug 15-31

*

Corn, sweet

(E)

Apr 1-17

(L)

Jul 7-21

*

Cucumbers

Apr 7-May 15

*

Eggplant plants

Apr 7-May 15

*

Endive

(E)

Apr 7-May 15

(L)

Jul 15-Aug 15

*

Kale

(E)

Mar 7-Apr 7

(L)

Aug 15-31

Leeks

Mar 7-Apr 7

*

Lettuce

Mar 1-31

*

Muskmelons

Apr 15-May 7

*

Okra

May 25-Jun 15

Onion sets

Mar 1-31

*

Parsley

Mar 1-31

Parnsips

Mar 7-31

*

Peas

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Aug 7-31

*

Pepper plants

Apr 1-30

Potatoes

Apr 1-30

*

Pumpkins

Apr 23-May 15

Radishes

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Sep 7-30

*

Spinach

(E)

Mar 15-Apr 20

(L)

Aug 1-Sep 15

*

Squashes

Apr 15-30

Sweet potatoes

Apr 21-May 9

*

Swiss chard

Mar 15-Apr 15

*

Tomato plants

Apr 7-30

Turnips

(E)

Mar 15-31

(L)

Aug 1-20

*

Watermelons

Apr 15-May 7

*

Wheat, spring

Mar 1-20

*

Wheat, winter

Sep 15-Oct 20

 

Planting Dates from Farmer’s Almanac 2009

Plant

Time

Planting Dates

*

Barley

Mar 15-Apr 7

*

Beans

(E)

Apr 15-30

(L)

Jul 1-21

Beets

(E)

Mar 15-Apr 3

(L)

Aug 15-31

*

Broccoli plants

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Aug 1-20

*

Brussel sprouts

Mar 7-Apr 15

*

Cabbage plants

Mar 7-Apr 15

Carrots

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Jul 7-31

*

Cauliflower plants

(E)

Mar 15-Apr 7

(L)

Jul 1-Aug 7

*

Celery plants

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Aug 15-Sep 7

*

Collards

(E)

Mar 7-Apr 7

(L)

Aug 15-31

*

Corn, sweet

(E)

Apr 1-17

(L)

Jul 7-21

*

Cucumbers

Apr 7-May 15

*

Eggplant plants

Apr 7-May 15

*

Endive

(E)

Apr 7-May 15

(L)

Jul 15-Aug 15

*

Kale

(E)

Mar 7-Apr 7

(L)

Aug 15-31

Leeks

Mar 7-Apr 7

*

Lettuce

Mar 1-31

*

Muskmelons

Apr 15-May 7

*

Okra

May 25-Jun 15

Onion sets

Mar 1-31

*

Parsley

Mar 1-31

Parnsips

Mar 7-31

*

Peas

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Aug 7-31

*

Pepper plants

Apr 1-30

Potatoes

Apr 1-30

*

Pumpkins

Apr 23-May 15

Radishes

(E)

Mar 7-31

(L)

Sep 7-30

*

Spinach

(E)

Mar 15-Apr 20

(L)

Aug 1-Sep 15

*

Squashes

Apr 15-30

Sweet potatoes

Apr 21-May 9

*

Swiss chard

Mar 15-Apr 15

*

Tomato plants

Apr 7-30

Turnips

(E)

Mar 15-31

(L)

Aug 1-20

*

Watermelons

Apr 15-May 7

*

Wheat, spring

Mar 1-20

*

Wheat, winter

Sep 15-Oct 20

 

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