Seasonal Planting Calendar

Seasonal Planting Calendar

Beginning of March

Begin starts indoors of celery and onion family

Mid March

Plant garlic bulbs outside if you did not plant them previous fall

Beginning of April

Begin starts indoors of spinach and Brassica family: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts.

Begin planting seeds of onion family outdoors

Mid April

Begin Starts of tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, peppers.

Plant outside lettuce, spinach, endive, kale, radicchio, radishes, turnips, peas, lentils, beets, carrots, fava beans, and garbanzo beans.

Transplant outside onion family starts (started begining of March)

Beginning of May

Begin starts indoors flowers of marigolds and cosmos.

Begin starts indoors of cucumbers, melons, and okra.

Transplant outside more onion family starts (started Beginning of March)

Plant outside seeds of calendula, cilantro, and parsley.

Early May

Plant outside seeds of Brassica family: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts. Also lettuce, spinach, radish, carrots, beets, chard, and collards.

Plant outside seeds of oriental greens: tat soi, pak choi, mizuna, etc.

Mid May

Plant outside seed potatoes (protect from late spring frosts)

Transplant outdoors celery, brassica family, leafy greens, and hardy herbs (starts from beginning of April).

Beginning of June

Plant seeds outdoors of corn, amaranth, quinoa, cucumbers, melon, and squash.

Plant seeds outdoors of warm season beans: green, pinto, black, etc.

Transplant outdoors plants of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, squash, marigolds with frost protection for late spring frosts.

Mid June

Transplant all warm season plants not yet planted outdoors: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, squash, marigolds, etc

Mid July

Plant outside seeds of spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, endive, peas, beets for late fall harvest.


Plant outside lettuce, spinach, radishes for continuing late fall crop.


Average first days of frost. Plant garlic, onions, peas, radishes, and spinach as late as possible for spring crop.