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Outdoor Planting Calculator

Name of Crop Direct Seed or Transplant Direct Seed into Soil (S) or Transplant Seedlings into the Garden (T) Plant Out/Last Frost # of Weeks to Plant Out Before or After Last Frost Planting Date Notes
Artichoke Transplant 3 to 4 weeks before
Arugula Seed 4 to 5 weeks before
Asparagus Seeds or Crowns 4 to 6 weeks before As soon as soil can be worked.
Beans (Bush or Pole) Seed 0 to 1 weeks after Don't overwater bean seeds, because they will rot from too much moisture.
Beets Seed 4 to 6 weeks before
Broccoli Transplant 2 to 3 weeks before Will produce faster from seedlings; cover with insect netting immediately, to keep pests away.
Cabbage Transplant 3 to 4 weeks before Will produce faster from seedlings; cover with insect netting immediately, to keep pests away.
Carrot Seed 4 to 6 weeks before
Cauliflower Transplant 2 weeks before Needs full sun; Cover seedlings with row cover to prevent pests.
Celery Transplant 2 to 3 weeks before Celery has a long growing period from seed; start seeds indoors 3 months prior to transplanting out.
Chard Transplant 2 to 3 weeks before
Chickpeas Seed or Transplant 1 weeks before Chickpeas require 100 days to reach maturity. Roots are delicate and do not like to be disturbed. If sowing indoors, be sure to start seeds in peat pots and plant the entire pot into the soil, or use root trainers. Plant one seed per pot.
Cilantro Seed or Transplant 0 to 1 week after
Collards Transplant 2 to 4 weeks before Will produce faster from seedlings; cover with insect netting immediately, to keep pests away.
Corn Seed or Transplant 0 to 1 week after
Cosmos Seed or Transplant 0 to 1 week after
Cucumber Seed or Transplant 0 to 1 week after Germinates and grows quickly; can do a second sowing a couple weeks after first, in case affected by pests or disease.
Dill Seed or Transplant 1 to 2 weeks before
Eggplant Transplant 1 week after Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks prior to planting out; extremely sensitive to frost.
Fava/Broad Beans Seed 6 to 7 weeks before Doesn't require starting indoors; grows better when sown directly into the garden.
Ground Cherry Transplant 1 weeks after
Hot Peppers Transplant 1-2 weeks after
Kale Transplant 4 to 5 weeks before As soon as soil can be worked.
Kohlrabi Transplant 2 to 4 weeks before
Leek Transplant 4 weeks before Seedlings need to be trenched when planting, to blanch the bottoms as deeply as possible.
Lentils Seed or Transplant 2 to 3 weeks before Needs 80-110 days to reach maturity. Seeds take 10 days to germinate. If starting seeds indoors, can do so 3 to 4 weeks prior to planting out.
Lettuce Seed or Transplant 4 to 6 weeks before As soon as soil can be worked.
Marigold Transplant 0 to 1 week after
Melons Transplant 1 to 2 weeks after
Mustard Seed or Transplant 2 to 3 weeks before Cover with insect netting to keep flea beetles off the leaves.
Onions Sets or Seedlings 4 to 6 weeks before As soon as soil can be worked.
Parsley Transplant 3 weeks before Start seeds indoors 2.5 to 3 months prior to transplanting out.
Parsnip Seed 0 to 1 week before
Peas Seed 6 weeks before As soon as soil can be worked; very hardy.
Peppers Transplant 1 week after Needs heat to speed germination when seed starting; extremely sensitive to frost.
Potato Use Certified Seed Potato 2 weeks before Don't plant out potatoes from the grocery store; they may carry disease into your garden.
Pumpkin Seed or Transplant 1 week after
Radishes Seed 4 to 6 weeks before As soon as soil can be worked.
Sage Transplant 1 to 2 weeks before Start seeds 2 months prior to transplanting out.
Spinach Seed 4 to 6 weeks before As soon as soil can be worked.
Squash Transplant 1 week after
Sweet Peas Transplant 4 weeks before Soak seeds in water for 24 hours, prior to planting.
Sweet Potato Tubers 1 to 2 weeks after
Swiss Chard Seed or Transplant 2 to 4 weeks before
Tomatillo Transplant 1 week after
Tomatoes Transplant 0 to 1 week after Extremely sensitive to frost.
Turnip Transplant 2 to 3 weeks before
Zinnia Transplant 0 to 1 week after
Zucchini Seed or Transplant 0 to 1 week after Germinates and grows quickly; can do a second sowing a couple weeks after first, in case affected by pests or disease.

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