When is Best Time Plant Vegetable Garden?

Download our Free Zone Chart and Vegetable Planting Guide to Help Plan Your Garden!

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When is the best time plant vegetable garden? Download our free zone chart and vegetable garden planning guide to help plan your garden!

Using your handy garden tool supplies, you can plant a garden almost any time of the year.

Visit your local gardeners supply company to find garden grow lights and supplies for creating an indoor garden.

Planting a Garden

Planting a Container or Potted Vegetable Garden

A container vegetable garden can be planted indoors any time of the year to deliver fresh vegetables year-round!
Also, a potted vegetable garden can be planted indoors year round, or outdoors during the planting season.
A raised bed vegetable garden, using vertical vegetable gardening to save space with a garden plan can be started outdoors in the spring when there will be no more freezing weather.

Design Your Own Vegetable Garden Layout Using our Free "Vegetable Garden Planner" Software!

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Planning a vegetable garden layout that works for you, is key to your success as a beginner!

Vegetable gardening is an ongoing learning process, from planting a beginner vegetable garden to the most advanced design or layout.

With each successful season’s harvest, a new adventure begins, bringing its own beauty and challenges to overcome.

So let's get started!

USDA Zone Chart

Download zone chart here!

Best Time Plant Vegetable Garden

Note: If you live where you can have freezing winter and spring weather, you may need to adjust the best time to plant the vegetable garden schedule below forward a month or two.

Your local garden center can give you general planting times for your climate, or use the planner we have provided below.

Download Free Garden Planning Worksheets, Garden Diary, Zone Chart, Or Planting Guide

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June- July- August

June: Best time plant vegetable garden including sweet potatoes cherry tomatoes, okra, and peas. Herbs for summer include mint, marjoram, basil, chives, oregano, and dill.

July: Plant vegetables that are heat resistant including pumpkins, okra, peas, beans, sweet potatoes, and cherry tomatoes. Herbs for mid summer are dill, mint, oregano, basil, chives, and marjoram. By mid month, sow tomato, eggplant, and pepper seeds for late August transplants.

August: Sow watermelon seeds by the 10th day of the month. Wait until mid-month for planting cucumbers, celery, collards, broccoli, eggplant, onions, corn, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and beans.

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September- October- November

September: By mid-month, complete plantings of beans, peppers, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Start seeds for cool season transplants, Brussels sprouts, celery, lettuce, cauliflower, and onion. The best time plant vegetable garden including the herbs borage, lavender, rosemary, sage, marjoram, thyme, anise, fennel, coriander, and mint in the vegetable garden. Prepare strawberry beds for future planting.

October: Plant cool season vegetables, cauliflower, mustards, collards, onions, lettuce, beets, broccoli, peas, radishes, spinach, cabbage, turnips, and carrots. Plant strawberry beds. Best time plant vegetable garden herbs for fall include mint, rosemary, lavender, chives, coriander, anise, borage, sage, marjoram, thyme, fennel, and garlic.

November: Sow mustards, onions, lettuce, beets, cauliflower, rutabagas, collards, turnips, Swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, peas, radishes, and spinach. November is the best time plant vegetable garden containing winter herbs including rosemary, dill, fennel, sage, coriander, chives, garlic, anise, lavender, marjoram, and thyme in the vegetable garden.

Best time plant vegetable garden

December-January- February

December: Keep the vegetable patch going with cauliflower, lettuce, cabbage, mustard, onions, peas, radishes, spinach, turnips, beets, collards, carrots, radishes, and broccoli. Best time plant vegetable garden containing herbs for winter fennel, garlic, chives, comfrey, coriander, parsley, anise, dill, mint, thyme, and sage in your vegetable garden.

January: Plant mustards, cauliflower, lettuce, peas, potatoes, turnips, radishes, broccoli, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, and collards. Best time plant vegetable garden winter herbs including horehound, comfrey, mint, parsley, chives, catnip, coriander, fennel, cardamom, anise, thyme, rosemary, and sage. At mid-month, sow cucumber, pepper, and squash, eggplant, and tomato seeds indoors for transplant ready by March.

February: Best time plant vegetable garden, or make final planting of broccoli, beets, potatoes, radishes, collards, lettuce, peas, and turnips in the vegetable garden. By the end of the month, plant peppers, beans, squash, cucumbers, corn, cantaloupes, tomatoes, and watermelons. Start tomato, eggplant, and peppers seeds to have transplants in 6-8 weeks.

March-April- May

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March: Make early plantings of peppers, tomatoes, watermelons, and corn. Crops to plant through the month include cantaloupes, peas, squash, beans, okra, eggplant, and cucumbers. Sprout sweet potatoes for transplants later in spring. Best time to plant herbs coriander, comfrey, basil, chives, dill, anise, sage, thyme, fennel, marjoram, and mint in the vegetable garden.

April: Plant vegetables including peas, sweet potatoes, beans, cantaloupes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, peppers, and okra. Herbs for spring planting are marjoram, thyme, sage, anise, rosemary, chives, basil, dill, borage, oregano, mint, and savory.

May: Continue planting beans, okra, collards, spinach, peas, sweet potatoes, and cherry tomatoes. Best time to plant herbs including savory, thyme, mint, basil, chives, sage, dill, and marjoram in the vegetable garden.

Free Vegetable Garden Plans

Check out our free vegetable garden plans if you would like some ideas for designing, planning, or layout for your vegetable garden!

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Vegetable gardening is a great hobby with many rewards.

So get started planning your garden now!

And if you have extra homegrown vegetables, share with your friends and neighbors.

They will be delighted, as there is no nicer gift to receive than fresh garden produce!

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