Vegetable Planting Schedule

 

Prairie Blossom Nursery & Garden Center - Vegetable Planting Guide

04/15/2020

 * Usually direct-sown, but may be started indoors

 

 

Crop

Amount for 100 ft Row

Recommended Varieties

Weeks to start seed

When To start inside

Safe time to set out plants (relative to frost-free date)

Setting-out date

Depth to Plant (inches)

Distance between plants

Distance between Rows

Best Soil PH

Days to maturity

From

To

From

To

Artichoke

20 plants

Imperial Star, Lulu

8

19-Feb

 

on frost-free date

15-Apr

 

1/4

3-4 ft.

4-5 ft.

6.0-6.5

80-90

Arugula

 

Rocket Ruccola

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1/4

6 in.

12 in.

6.0-6.5

40

Asparagus (roots)

65 roots

Farmer’s Favorite (UC157)

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

2-6

10 in.

3 ft.

6.0-7.0

2 years

Beans, Bush Snap

1 pound

Contender, Blue Lake, Strike, Top Crop, Burpee Stringless

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1-2

4-6 in.

18-30 in.

6.0-6.5

50-55

Beans, Pole Snap

1/2 pound

Kentucky Blue, Kentucky Wonder

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1-2

6 in.

3-4 ft.

6.0-6.5

55-70

Beans, Bush Lima

1/2 pound

Jackson Wonder Speckled

 

 

 

 

29-Apr

 

1-2

6 in.

24-30 in.

5.5-6.5

65-80

Beets*

1 oz.

Detroit Dark Red

4 to 6

19-Feb

4-Mar

2 weeks before

1-Apr

 

1/2 - 1

2 in.

12-18 in.

6.0-6.5

55-60

Broccoli (plants)

65 plants

Packman

4 to 6

19-Feb

4-Mar

2 weeks before

1-Apr

 

1-2

18 in.

24-30 in.

6.0-6.5

70-80

Broccoli (seeds)

1/2 oz.

Packman

4 to 6

19-Feb

4-Mar

2 weeks before

1-Apr

 

1-2

18 in.

24-30 in.

6.0-6.5

70-80

Brussel Sprouts (plants)

65 plants

Long Island, Jade, Franklin

4 to 6

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1-2

14-18 in.

24-30 in.

6.0-7.0

90-100

Pak Choi

 

Baby Bok Choy (Heirloom)

 

 

 

 

1-Apr

 

1/4

18 in.

24-30 in.

6.0-6.5

35-55

Cabbage (plants)

100 plants

Golden Acre, Red Acre, Late Flat Dutch, Stonehead

4 to 6

12-Feb

18-Mar

4 weeks before

18-Mar

15-Apr

2-4

12 in.

24-30 in.

6.0-6.5

63-75

Cabbage (seeds)

1/2 oz.

Golden Acre, Red Acre, Late Flat Dutch, Stonehead

4 to 6

12-Feb

18-Mar

 

18-Mar

15-Apr

1/2

12 in.

24-30 in.

6.0-6.5

90-120

Chinese Cabbage (seed)

1/2 oz.

Michihili (Heirloom)

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1/2

18 in.

18-24 in

6.0-7.0

75-85

Cantaloupe (plants)

20 plants

Ambrosia, Hale’s Best, Crenshaw

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

2-4

3-4 ft.

3-4 ft.

6.0-6.5

85-90

Cantaloupe (seeds)

1/2 oz.

Ambrosia, Hale’s Best, Crenshaw

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1/2

3-4 ft.

3-4 ft.

6.0-6.5

85-90

Carrot

1/2 oz.

Danver’s Half Long, Tender Sweet

 

 

 

 

4-Mar

 

1/2

2 in.

14-24 in.

6.0-6.5

75-80

Cauliflower (plants)

65 plants

Snow Ball, Snow Crown, Juneau

4 to 6

19-Feb

18-Mar

2 weeks before

1-Apr

15-Apr

1-2

18 in.

30-36 in.

5.8-6.5

55-65

Collards (plants)

 

Tiger (Hybrid)

4 to 6

5-Feb

4-Mar

4 weeks before

18-Mar

 

1-2

18 in.

24-30 in.

6.0-6.5

75-80

Corn* Sweet

1/2 oz.

Peaches & Cream, Incredible, Bodacious, Kandy Korn

2 to 4

18-Mar

15-Apr

0 to 2 weeks after

15-Apr

29-Apr

1-2

12 in.

30-36 in.

5.5-6.5

85-90

Cucumber (Slicing)

1/2 oz.

Tender Green Burpless, Marketmore 76, Long Green, Sweet Slice

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1

12 in.

4-6 ft.

6.0-6.5

60-65

Cucumber (Bush Type)

1/2 oz.

Space Master

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1

12 in.

4-6 ft.

6.0-6.5

60-65

Cucumber (Pickling)

1/2 oz.

National Pickling, Homemade

3 to 4

25-Mar

8-Apr

1 to 2 weeks after

22-Apr

29-Apr

1

12 in.

4-6 ft.

6.0-6.5

60-65

Eggplant (Plants)

65 plants

Black Beauty, Classic

8 to 10

19-Feb

11-Mar

2 to 3 weeks after

29-Apr

6-May

2-4

18 in.

3 ft.

6.0-7.0

80-85

Kale

1/2 oz.

Dwarf Blue Curled Vates, Red Russian

4 to 6

5-Feb

19-Feb

4 weeks before

18-Mar

 

1/2

2 in.

18-24 in

6.0-7.0

50-60

Kohlrabi*

1/2 oz.

Early Purple Vienna, White Vienna

4 to 6

5-Feb

19-Feb

4 weeks before

18-Mar

 

1/2

4 in.

18-24 in

6.0-7.0

55-60

Leeks

1 oz.

American Flag

8 to 10

22-Jan

13-May

2 weeks before

1-Apr

 

1/2

4 in.

12-18 in.

6.0-7.0

120-150

Lettuce (Leaf)

1/2 oz.

Salad Bowl, Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson

4 to 5

12-Feb

26-Feb

3 to 4 weeks before

18-Mar

13-May

1/4-1/2

4 in.

12-18 in.

6.0-7.0

45-50

Lettuce (Head)

1/2 oz.

Iceberg

4 to 5

12-Feb

26-Feb

3 to 4 weeks before

18-Mar

13-May

1/4-1/2

12 in.

18-24 in

6.0-6.7

75-85

Melons

1/2 oz.

Honeydew, Crenshaw

3 to 4

1-Apr

8-Apr

2 weeks after

29-Apr

 

1

24 in

4 ft.

6.0-6.5

115

Mustard*

1/2 oz.

Florida Giant

4 to 6

5-Feb

19-Feb

4 weeks before

18-Mar

 

1/2

2 in.

12-18 in.

6.0-7.0

45-50

Okra*

2 oz.

Clemson Spineless, Dwarf Long Pod Green

4 to 6

18-Mar

15-Apr

2 to 4 weeks after

29-Apr

13-May

1

12 in.

28-36 in.

5.5-6.5

50-60

Onions (sets)

1 quart

White, Red & Yellow Colorado

8 to 10

8-Jan

22-Jan

4 weeks before

18-Mar

 

1-2

4 in.

12-24 in

6.0-6.5

60-80

Parsnip

1/2 oz.

Hollow Crown

 

 

 

 

18-Mar

 

1/2

6 in.

12 in.

6.0-6.5

100

Peas* (Garden)

1 pound

Sugar Snap (edible pod), Oregon Sugar Pod II, Little Marvel

3 to 4

22-Jan

5-Feb

6 to 8 weeks before

19-Feb

4-Mar

2

2-3 in.

18-30 in.

6.0-6.5

65-70

Cow-Peas* (Field)

1/2 pound

Black Eye

3 to 4

 

 

6 to 8 weeks before

 

4-Mar

1-2

4 in.

36-42 in.

5.5-6.5

65-70

Peppers (Sweet)

65 plants

California Wonder, Red Beauty, Golden Bell

8

4-Mar

 

2 weeks after

29-Apr

 

1-2

18 in.

3 ft.

6.0-6.5

75-80

Peppers (Hot)

65 plants

Jalapeno, Anaheim, Habanero, Cayenne Long Thin

8

4-Mar

 

2 weeks after

29-Apr

 

1-2

18 in.

3 ft.

6.0-6.5

75-80

Potato Irish (Seed)

120 plants

Red Pontiac, Kennebec, Dakota Pearl, Norkotah Russet

 

 

 

 

18-Mar

 

4-6

10 in.

3-4 ft.

4.8-5.4

100-120

Potato Sweet (Slips)

100 plants

Beauregard, Georgia Jet, Red Jewel

 

 

 

 

13-May

 

3-6

12 in.

3-4 ft.

5.4-6.0

105-135

Pumpkins

1/2 oz.

Jack-O-Lantern, Small Sugar, Big Max

3 to 4

1-Apr

8-Apr

2 weeks after

29-Apr

 

1-2

4 ft.

6-10 ft.

6.0-6.5

115-120

Radish

1 oz.

Cherry Belle, Crimson Giant, French Breakfast

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1/2

1 in.

6-12 in.

6.0-7.0

20-25

Rutabaga

1/2 oz.

American Purple Top

 

 

 

 

19-Feb

 

1/2

4 in.

18-24 in

6.0-7.0

90

Spinach

1 oz.

Bloomsdale Long Standing

4 to 6

22-Jan

26-Feb

3 to 6 weeks before

4-Mar

25-Mar

1/2

4 in.

12-14 in

5.6-6.0

45-50

Squash (Summer)

1/2 oz.

Black Beauty Zucchini, Straight Neck Prolific

3 to 4

1-Apr

8-Apr

2 weeks after

29-Apr

 

1

24 in

3-5 ft.

5.5-6.5

50-60

Squash (Winter)

1/2 oz.

Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1

4 ft.

8-10 ft.

6.0-6.5

85-95

Swiss chard

1/2 oz.

Fordhook, Rainbow, Rhubarb

4 to 6

19-Feb

4-Mar

2 weeks before

1-Apr

 

1/2

8 in.

24 in.

6.0-6.5

60

Tomatoes (Plants)

 

Celebrity, Jet Star, Rutgers, Fourth of July

6 to 8

4-Mar

18-Mar

1 to 2 weeks after

22-Apr

29-Apr

 

 

 

6.0-6.5

 

Turnip

1/2 oz.

Purple Top White Globe

 

 

 

 

15-Apr

 

1/2

4 in.

18-24 in

6.0-6.5

55

Watermelon

1 oz.

Black Diamond, Charlston Grey, Sugar Baby, Crimson Sweet

3 to 4

1-Apr

8-Apr

2 weeks after

29-Apr

 

1

3 ft.

5-8 ft.

5.8-6.2

90-100

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