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Summer Planting Chart


Ellaberry Gardens' Summer Planting Chart

A note on all of my planting charts: this isn't rocket science and it's most definitely not an exact science.  I often plant early or later than suggested by up to 10-14 days depending on weather, available garden space or life in general.  Give yourself some room around these dates.  They are simply suggested and a best case scenario.  In other words, it's not real life.  ;)  Have fun and don't stress!

A note on the summer and fall planting charts: these charts tend to confuse folks the most because the dates overlap.  It's up to you and your graph paper to come up with a way to merge the two.  I often leave space for fall crops in my garden so I don't have to rip out still producing summer veggies. But sometimes I forget and have to make some tough choices.  You can do it too!


Know also that these dates are what I use in my own garden. My system of planting is based on two-week intervals simply because it's what works for me and so my harvests aren't all at once.  For instance, bush beans can be planted anytime from April 15th - May 15th and again in July.  You could plant all your bush beans on April 15th or plant some every few days for four weeks. Plan your own planting based on what works best for you.   

 

Seed = to be started in place in your gardens outside
  T = transplant (so must be started 6-8 weeks prior to the planting date inside or purchased at planting time)
 

 

 April 15th

 May 1st

 May 15th

June 1st 

June 15th 

 July 1st

Beans, bush 

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 

 

 Seed

Beans, pole

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 

 

 Seed

Corn

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

   
Cucumbers

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

Eggplant

 T

 T

       
Melons

 Seed or T

 Seed or T

 Seed or T

 Seed or T

 Seed or T
(no more watermelon)

 Seeds or T
(no more watermelon)

Okra

 Seed

 Seed

       
Peanuts  

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 
Peppers

 T

 T

 T

     
Southern Peas (cowpeas or black-eyed peas)  

Seed

Seed

Seed

 Seed

 Seed (and again on 7/15)

Squash, summer

Seed or T

Seed or T

Seed or T

Seed or T

Seed or T

 Seed or T (can plant every two weeks until 9/1)

Squash, winter

Seed or T

Seed or T

Seed or T

Seed or T

 Seed or T

 Seed or T (and again on 7/15)

Sunflowers

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

 Seed

Sweet Potatoes  

 T

 T

 T

 
Tomatoes  T  T  T      

 

 

 

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