Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vegetable Planting Calendar

The third vegetable planting season is here - mid-July.  There is plenty of time to seed many different crops that will mature in about sixty days. This is based on a mid-October hard freeze.

Scroll over to the right to view the Fall Planting column.  You may have to tuck in the seeds here and there, wherever you have room for them to grow.  Keep in mind that later in August, even early September you can seed lettuce, spinach, arugula and radishes, the quicker maturing cool-season crops. 

Cool-season vegetables and herbs that can be seeded right now include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cilantro, Swiss chard, celery, collards, bunching onions, parsley, peas.

Warm-season vegetables and herbs that can be seeded right now include basil, bush beans, slicing cucumber, okra, New Zealand spinach, summer squash.

Vegetable Planting Calendar for the Colorado Front Range
             Add at least 2 weeks for higher altitudes
For earlier spring planting (using Tunnels, Cloches, Cold Frames), move up all dates accordingly

 
 
CROP
COOL
SEASON
DAYS
TO
MATURITY
START SEEDS INDOORS
PLANT SEEDS IN THE GROUND
PLANT
TRANSPLANTS
OUTSIDE
FALL
SEED
Based on Mid-Oct. Freeze
Arugula
30

April 15-June 1

Mid-August
Asparagus
Perennial


Plant root crowns
April 15 to May 15

Beets
60-65

May 1-May 15

Mid-July
Broccoli
70
March 1-Mar15

April 1-May 15
End-July
Brussels Sprouts
80-95
March 1-Mar15

April 1-May 15
Mid-July
Cabbage
60-70
March 1-Mar15

April 1-May 15
Mid-July
Carrots
55-75

May 1-May 15

End July
Cauliflower
50-55
March 1-Mar15

April 1-May 15
Mid-July
Cilantro
55-65
March 1-Mar30
May 1- May 15
May 1 -  May 15
Mid-July
Chard-Swiss
50

April 15-July 15

Mid-July
Celery
85-110


Fall planted best
Mid-July
Chinese (Napa) Cabbage
48-55
April 15-April30

May 15-June 1
End July
Chives Onion
Perennial


May 15-Sept. 15

Chives Garlic
Perennial


May 15-Sept. 15

Collards
50-55
April 15-May15


Mid-July
Garlic



Use Planting Bulbs
Mid-September
Mid-October
Horseradish
Perennial


May 15-June 15

Kale, Mustard Greens
50-55

April 15-May15

Early August
Kohlrabi
55

April 15-May15

Mid - August
Lettuce Leaf
40-45

April 15-May15

Mid - August
Lettuce Head
70-80

April 15-May15

Early August
Onion Bulb
100

April 15-May15


Onion Bunching
60-80

April 15-May15

Mid-July
Parsley
75
March 1-Mar30
May 1-May 15
May 1 – May 15
Mid-July
Parsnips
85-120

April 15-May15


Peas – shell and snap
50-65

April 15-May15

Mid-July
Peas Edible Podded - snow
60



Mid-July
Potato Tubers
80-120

April 15-May15


“New” Potatoes
50-60 days

April 15-May15


Radishes
20-30

April 15-May15

Early Sept.
Rhubarb
Perennial


May 1 –June 15

Rutabaga
90-95

Early August

Early Aug
Spinach
30-50

April 15-May15

Mid - August
Turnip
40-75

April 15-May15

End July






CROP
WARM
SEASON
DAYS
TO
MATURITY
START SEEDS INDOORS
PLANT SEEDS IN THE GROUND
PLANT
TRANSPLANTS
OUTSIDE
FALL
SEED
Based on Mid-Oct. Freeze
Basil
60-85
April 15-May 15
June 1-July 15
June 1 – August 15
Mid-July
Beans, Bush
45-50

May20-July  15

Mid-July
Beans, Pole
60-65

May 20-June 30


Corn, Sweet
65-80

May 20-June 15


Cucumber
Slicing
48-72

May 20-June 15

Mid-July
Cucumber
Pickling
58-58

May 20-July 1


Eggplant
60-80
March 15-
April 10

May 20-June 10

Cantaloupe
85-120
April 15-May1
May 20-June 10
May 20-June 10

Okra
55-65
April 15-20
June 10-July 15
June 10-July 15
Mid-July
New Zealand
Spinach
50-60

May 20-July 15

Mid-July
Pepper
70-80
March 1-
April 10

May 20-June 10

Pumpkin
95-110
April 15-May 1
May 20-June 5
May 20-June 5

Squash
Summer
55-65
April 15-May 1
May 20-July 15
May 20-June 10
Mid-July
Squash
Winter
55-105
April 15-May 1
May 20-June 10
May 20-June 10

Tomato
60-85
March 15-
April 10

May 20-June 20

Tomatillos
75-100
March 15-
April 10

May 20-June 10

Watermelon
75-100
April 5-15

May 20-June 10


Document by Betty Cahill, http://gardenpunchlist.blogspot.com/
 

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