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April 4, 2014

When to plant vegetables, fruits and flowers

Here is a timetable for planting a succession of vegetables and fruits this spring.

Here is a timetable for planting a succession of vegetables and fruits this spring.

Now through second week of April

• Seed directly in the ground: peas, radishes, lettuce, spinach, potatoes, beets, turnips, collard greens, Swiss chard, carrots.
• Plant plants (either started from seed inside or purchased from a nursery): onion sets, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, rhubarb.

* Plant dormant crowns: asparagus.

Last two weeks of April

• Seed directly in the ground: beans, sweet corn, collards, Swiss chard, carrots.
• Plant tomato plants, if you want to push your luck.

First two weeks of May

• Plant plants: tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, basil and other herbs.
• Seed directly in the ground: cucumbers, summer squash including zucchini, okra, melons.

Last two weeks of May

• Plant plants: sweet potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, basil.
• Seed directly in the ground: cucumbers, summer squash including zucchini, okra, melons.

First two weeks of June

• Plant sweet potato slips (plants).
• Seed directly in the garden: winter squash and pumpkins.

Last two weeks of June

• Seed directly in the garden: pumpkins, for a Halloween-timed harvest.

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