We are all anxious to start our gardens as soon as possible in the spring. But it's important to know the right time to plant in order to ensure success.
The following planting schedule is designed for zone 5, where the average last frost date is May 15. If you don't know your hardiness zone, see the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Adjust your own planting schedule by moving the date for each item forward or backward on the calendar, according to the last frost date for your area. If you don't know your last frost date, contact your local extension service, or use this handy tool at Dave's Garden.
Sow in Mid March:
Lettuce, Orach, Peas, Radish, Spinach
Sow in Mid April:
Beets, Carrots, Collards, Fennel, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips,
Sow in Early May:
Sow in Mid May:
Cucumber, Golden Purslane, Melon, Squash, Zucchini, Watermelon
Sow in Late May:
Transplant in Late May:
Basil, Eggplant, Ground Cherry, Pepper, Tomatillo & Tomato seedlings