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VEGETABLE GARDEN: VEGETABLE PLANTING GUIDE AND RECOMMENDED PLANTING DATES [continued]

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  MG Manual Reference
Ch.10, pp. 36 - 38
[Planting Guide: guide | regions 1 - 3 | regions 4 - 6 ]

Table 10.11 cont.

VEGETABLE PLANTING DATES (REGIONS 4 - 6)Top


Vegetable Region 4
3000 - 4500 feet Elevation
Region 5
4500 - 6000 feet Elevation
Region 6
Above 6000 feet Elevation
Asparagus Feb. 15 - Apr. 1 April 1 - 30 Apr. 15 - May 15
Bean, bush Apr. 25 - July 15 May 15 - July 1 May 25 - June 15
Bean, pole Apr. 25 - July 15 May 15 - July 1 May 25 - June 15
Bean, Lima Apr. 25 - July 15 May 15 - July 1 May 25 - June 15
Bean, edible soy May 15 - July 15 may 25 - July 1 not adapted
Beet Mar. 1 - May 15 May 1 - July 15 May 15 - June 15
Broccoli Apr. 15 - July 15 Apr. 1 - July 1 not adapted
Brussel Sprouts July 1 - Aug. 1 June 1 - July 1 May 15 - June 15
Cabbage (seed) Feb. 15 - Apr. 15 March 15 April 1
Cabbage (plant) Mar. 15 - May 1
July 10 - Aug. 20
May 1 - June 1 May 15 - June 15
Cantaloupe May 1 - June 20 May 15 - June 15 May 25 - June 10
Carrot July 15 - Sept. 15
Mar. 1 - May 10
May 1 - July 15 May 15 - July 1
Cauliflower same as cabbage same as cabbage same as cabbage
Celery May 15 - June 20 June 15 - July 15 not adapted
Chard July 15 - Sept. 15
Feb. 15 - Apr. 30
July 1 - Aug. 1
Mar. 1 - Apr. 10
 
Chinese Cabbage July 1 - Sept. 15 June 1 - July 15 May 15 - June 15
Collard June 15 - Aug. 1 June 1 - July 15 May 15 - June 15
Corn, sweet May 10 - July 15 May 25 - July 1 May 15 - July 1
Corn, Mexican June May 10 - July 15 May 25 - June 15 June 1 - 10
Cucumber May 10 - June 15 May 15 - June 15 not adapted
Eggplant May 1 - June 15 May 15 - June 15 June 1 - 25
Endive Feb. 1 - Apr. 1 Apr. 15 - June 15 May 15 - June 15
Garlic Feb. 15 - Apr. 10 April (cloves) not adapted
Horseradish Feb. - Apr. Feb. 15 - Mar. 15 April - May
Kale Feb. 1 - Mar. 20
Aug. 1 - Sept. 15
Feb. 15 - Apr. 10 April - May
Kohlrabi Feb 15 - Apr. 1 Apr. 15 - May 15 May 15 - June 1
Leek Feb. 15 - Apr. 10 April not adapted
Lettuce, head Feb. 15 - Mar. 15
July 15 - Sept. 1
July 1 - Aug. 1 June
Lettuce, leaf Mar. 1 - Apr. 15
July 15 - Sept. 1
Mar. 1 - Apr. 15
Aug. 1 - Sept. 15
May 1 - July 1
Muskmelon May 10 - June 15 May 15 - June 15 not adapted
Mustard Feb. 15 - July 15 Apr. 1 - July 1 April - May
Okra May 10 - July 1 May 15 - June 15 June 1 - 10
Onion (green, bunch) Feb. 15 - May 1 Apr. 15 - May 1 May
Onion, dry (seeds) Nov. 1 - Dec. 15 Oct 15 - Jan. 1
Feb. 15 - Apr. 15
Oct. 15 - Jan. 1
April
Onion, dry (sets) Jan. 15 - Mar. 15
Nov. 15 - Jan. 15
Nov. 1 - Feb. 1
Apr. 1 - 15
Nov. 1 - Feb. 15
Apr. 15 - June 1
Parsley Feb. 15 - Apr. 15 Apr. 1 - 15 May
Parsnip May 1 - June 15 Apr. 1 - May 20 April - May
Pea, fall Mar. 1 - May 1    
Pea, spring July 20 - Aug. 25 Feb. 15 - Apr. 15 May - June 1
Pepper (seed) Feb. 1 - Mar. 15 Mar. 1 - Apr. 1 Apr. 1 - 15
Pepper (plants) Feb. 15 - Mar. 30 May 10 - May 25 May 15 - June 1
Potato, Irish May 10 - June 1 May 10 - June 1 May 15 - June 1
Potato, sweet May 10 - 25 May 15 - 20 not adapted
Pumpkin May 15 - July 1 May 20 - June 15 May 25 - June 10
Radish Mar. 1 - May 15
July 15 - Sept. 15
Apr. 1 - June 15 May 15 - June 15
Rhubarb Mar. 1 - Apr. 20 Mar. 1- Apr. 1 April
Rutabaga Mar. 1 - Apr. 1 Apr. 1 - May 15 May 1 - June 1
Salsify Mar. 15 - June 1 Apr. 1 - May 15 May 1 - June 1
Spinach Feb. 15 - Apr. 15
July 15 - Aug. 15
Apr. 1 - May 15 May 1 - June 1
Squash, summer May 10 - July 15 May 1 - July 1 May 15 - June 15
Squash, winter May 10 - July 1 May 15 - July 1 May 15 - June 10
Tomato (seed) Mar. 1 - Apr. 1 Mar. 1 - Apr. 1 Apr. 1 - 10
Tomato (plants) May 1 - June 15 May 10 - June 1 May 25 - June 1-
Turnip Mar. 1 - Apr. 15
Aug. 15 - Sept. 15
Apr. 1 - May 15 May 15 - June 1
Watermelon May 10 June 25 May 1 - June 1 not adapted
Since these conditions should be avoided for many vegetables, they should be considered in planning the garden planting schedule.
At lower elevations two main planting periods are generally followed -- early spring period for warm-season vegetables and late summer to winter period for cool-season crops. In the higher elevations there is one main cropping period which is planted during the spring and early summer.
Table 10.11 gives suggested planting dates for different elevations. These guides are based on experience and observation, frost dates, hardiness and other characteristics of the vegetables. Find the zone closest to your situation and use these dates along with your experience to develop a vegetable planting program.



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