Our garden calendar

Here's when to plant in your area, whether you're growing one of our crops, or 30

One-block feast olives

We went outside our block for olives

Kimberley Burch

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Whether you'd like to grow just one crop or all of the 30-some plants we raised for our One-Block Feast, the following timelines will help you know when to plant in your area for best results.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

September: Plant marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, thyme. (Herbs can actually be planted all year in most climates.)

Late September-early October: Harvest and press wine grapes

October 
Plant: 
• Cover crops (through Nov)
• Garlic (late Oct–early Nov)
• Onions (seeds or seedlings)

November
• Harvest and press olives for oil
• Plant barley

January
• Plant wheat

February
• Plant chives
• Plant onion sets

March
Enrich soil:
• Till cover crops into soil
• Add compost and fertilizer

Plant: 
• Lemon tree (can be planted any time in most climates)  
• Potatoes

April  
Plant:
• Basil seedlings (Plant in batches every two weeks through August))
• Chiles (seedlings; through May)
• Corn (seed―plant in batches every two weeks through August) 
• Cucumbers (seedlings)
• Edamame  (seeds; plant in batches every two weeks through May)
• Hops (through May)
• Lemongrass, Melons (seeds; seedlings in May),
• Squash (seeds; seedlings in May)
• Tomatoes (seedlings; through May)
• Zucchini (seeds)

May 
• Harvest barley

June
Harvest:
• Hop flowers
• Onions & let cure
• Potatoes
• Wheat

July
Harvest garlic and let cure

August
Harvest all other crops

 

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