Vegetable Planting Guide



You won't find a more excited person than a gardener who finally gets the chance to get their hands dirty after a long winter. Regardless of our enthusiasm sometimes the best thing for a gardener to do is wait for the ground and air to warm up a bit before sowing those tender seeds and plants. We have created the following chart to help guide you with the best time to be starting your seeds both indoors and out! For a printer friendly version click here.


The following are general recommendations based on our growing zone (5b) and when we typically have our last frost in May - Approximately May 15-20.

Crop

Seed Indoors

Plant Outdoors

Basil

Mid April

Late May

Beans

xx

Late May

Beets

xx

Late April

Broccoli

Mid March

Late April

Brussel Sprouts & Cabbage

Mid March

Late April

Carrots

xx

Mid May

Cauliflower

Mid March

Late April

Celery & Chives

Early March

Late May

Cilantro

Mid April

Late May

Corn

xx

Mid May

Cucumbers

xx

Mid May

Dill

xx

Mid May

Eggplant

Mid March

Late May

Kale & Kohlrabi

Mid March

Late April

Lettuce

Mid March

Late April

Onions & Oregano

Late February

Mid May

Parsley

Mid March

Late May

Parsnips

xx

Mid May

Peas

xx

Late April

Peppers

Late February

Late May

Potatoes

xx

Mid May

Pumpkins

xx

Mid May

Radishes

xx

Late April

Rosemary

Late February

Late May

Sage

Mid March

Late May

Spinach

xx

April

Squash

xx

Late May

Swiss Chard

xx

April

Thyme

Mid March

Late May

Tomatoes

Mid March

Late May

Watermelons

Mid April

Late May

Zucchini

Mid April

Late May


Starting Seeds Indoors too early may lead to leggy or hard to manage plants. Planting outdoors in the soil that is too cold can delay seed germination and set transplants back. Please be patient! Spring will come.