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Annual Vegetable & Herb Seed Starting & Planting Schedule

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in How to, Medicinal Herbs, Plants | 4 Comments

Download the chart so you can customize it! CLICK HERE

The following charts indicatestarting times and planting times for the vegetables we want to grow this year.

The blue columns and light blue columns show the weeks for the average last hard frost (28° F) in April, average last frost (32° F) in May, average first frost (32° F) in October and average first hard frost (28° F) at the end of October.

The # OF DAYS row tracks how many days there are before and after the average date of last frost (32° F) to give an idea of the starting period and outdoor growing period for tender vegetables.

When a vegetable is listed with a planting time but no starting time it indicates that we intend to sow the seeds directly outdoors; these are all plants that do not transplant well. Peas and beans do not transplant well, but they also grow so fast in the early season that it really doesn’t matter. Some vegetables that are planted twice throughout the season for an early and late harvest.

Annual vegetable and herb seed starting and planting calendar 2

Click to enlarge the February-April chart.

Annual vegetable and herb seed starting and planting calendar 1

Click to enlarge the May-July chart.

Annual vegetable and herb seed starting and planting calendar 3

Click to enlarge the August-October chart.

– Written by Asa and Troy


  1. FF184
    April 3, 2010

    I agree, this is an awesome schedule. Thanks

  2. Juliette
    May 4, 2010

    Is this your creation Asa?? Very cool! Thanks! :)

  3. Kristin
    April 1, 2011

    This is great! Is there any way that you could post the actual Excel docs so that others could customize the charts for their own use?


  4. Troy
    April 2, 2011

    Kristin, we added a download for the calendar at the top of this page.

    Thanks for the suggestion!



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