Vegetable Cheat Sheet

To help you make the most of your garden, we've compiled a "cheat sheet" of some of the most common garden vegetables. Use this guide to determine when to germinate, when to transplant, plant spacing, sun/light requirements, proper pH, and days to harvest.


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    Spacing Month to Start Month to Move Days to
Vegetable Height (inches apart) Seeds Indoors Outdoors Germinate
Artichoke L 24-48 March April 7-20
Asparagus L 12-18 April May N/A
Beans M 4-6 May June 7-10
Beets H 2-3 March April 5-10
Bok-choy M 6-12 March March (2 wks later) 7-10
Broccoli H 18 March/August April/September 5-10
Brussels Sprout H 18 March May 5-10
Cabbage H 18 March July 5-10
Cantaloupe L 24 April August 5-10
Carrots M 2-4 March/April August/September April/May September/October 10-15
Cauliflower M 18 March April 4-10
Celery M 8-10 March April 14 to 20
Chard M 9-12 March April 5-15
Collards M 12 March March (2 wks later) 5-10
Corn M 12 May June 4-10
Cucumber M 12 May June 4-10
Eggplant H 18-24 April May 10-14
Endive M 9-12 March April 5-10
Garlic L 4-8 March March/April N/A
Kale M 8-12 March/September April/October 5-8
Leek L 6-9 April/August May/September 8-20
Lettuce L 6-12 March/May August/September April/June September/October 2-12
Okra H 12-18 April May 10-14
Onions (Spring) L 2-3 February April 6-12
Onions (Bulb) L 2-3 February April 6-12
Parsnip L 2-4 April May 14-20
Pea L 6 March/September April/October 10-12
Pepper H 18-24 March April 10-15
Potatoes H 12-18 May July N/A
Pumpkin M 24 April May 10
Radish M 4 April April 5-10
Rhubarb H 36 March April 5-10
Spinach M 2-4 March/April August/September April/May September/October 7-12
Summer Squash M 24 April May 5-12
Sweet Potato H 12-18 May July N/A
Tomatoes H 18-36 March May 7
Turnip M 4 September September 2-5
Watermelon L 24 April May 5-10
Zucchini M 24 April May 4-8




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