Regional Vegetable Gardening Calendar

Recommendation for gardening in cool climates:
Spring:

  1. For the warm-season yields start sowing your seeds under the fluorescent lights just before eight to ten weeks of getting frost.
  2. Construct the beds that are raised to get successful plantation. Wrap the beds by using black color plastic sheet so that the bed remains warm.
  3. Uphold a drip-irrigation method or soaker-hose so that you could maintain with little water.
  4. Cool-weather plants like cabbage, broccoli, spinach, peas, lettuce and radish could be cultivated.
  5. Maintain the required frames so that the crops grow vertically.

Summer:

  1. Cultivate cool-weather plants like peas and at the time when the yields get reduced remove everything and start planting the summer crops.
  2. Wrap the peas and berries with nets to protect them from animal pets and birds.
  3. Start sowing seeds in the nursery bed outdoor or indoor for cool-weather plants, you have to do this just 3 months before the start of the frost.
  4. If there is no adequate rainfall, water your plants. Many of the plants require one inch water for a week.
  5. Remove the black plastic wrapper and wrap it with natural or organic wrapper. Wrap the soil with natural materials like compost in the moderate temperature to retain the moisture.
  6. Check for the plants disease or insects regularly and take steps to control them without delay, in case if you see any of them.
  7. Motivate the productions like squash, cucumbers, beans, eggplants and some other by taking them out at the young stage.

Fall:

  1. In case, if you expect untimely light frost hold polyspun for wrapping the summer crops like peppers and beans.
  2. Harvest crops like potatoes, onions, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Carrots, parsnips, sprouts, Brussels and some root crops may be there in the field all along the light frosts.
  3. Make clear the plant wreckage in the harvested beds. Cover the empty beds in order to guard the soil during the winter.
  4. Have a propensity for fall crops like cabbage, broccoli, onion and spinach until they get mature and become ready for harvesting.
  5. If you expect frost reap out green tomatoes, keep them indoors.
  6. Construct extra raised boxed beds, mend the fences and clear the cold frames.

Spring:

  1. If the hazard of the frost gets over, maintain warm-weather species like peppers and tomatoes. And spread seeds for beans, melons, corn and squash.
  2. Wrap the beds through natural matter in order to avoid weeds and maintain the earth from getting too warm very quickly.
  3. Make use of shade cloths to guard the young plants from heavy sun.
  4. Reap cool-weather plants like broccoli; lettuce just earlier to the hot weather makes them to runoff and set seeds.