Our garden calendar

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

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

September
Plant herbs (marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, thyme)

October
Harvest & press wine grapes
Plant:
• Barley
• Cover crops (through Nov)
• Garlic (late Oct through early Nov)
• Onions (seeds or seedlings; through Nov in Sunset climate zones 22 and 24)

November
Plant:
• Hops
• Onions (seeds or seedlings; through Mar in zones 18 through 21)
• Wheat
Harvest & press olives for oil

February
Plant:
• Onions (sets)
• Potatoes (through May in zones 20–24)

March
Enrich soil:
• Till cover crops into soil
• Add compost
• Light dressing of organic fertilizer

Plant:
• Chives (May be planted any time of year)
• Corn (through Jul zones 18–21)
• Edamame (seeds; through May in zones 19; through July in zones 20 and 21)
• Lemon tree (in zones 18–24)

April
Plant:
• Basil (seedlings―may be planted any time of year)
• Corn (through Jul in zones 22–24)
• Chiles (seeds or seedlings; through May in zones 18–21)
• Cucumbers (seedlings; through May in zones 18–21; Apr through June in zones 22–24
• Edamame (seedlings, through Aug in zones 22–24)
• Lemongrass (seeds)
• Melons (seeds, seedlings; through Jun, zones 18–21)
• Squash (seeds or seedlings; through Jul in zones 18–21)
• Tomatoes (seedlings; through May in zones 18, 19, 22–24)
• Zucchini (seeds or seedlings; through Jul in zones 18–21)

May
Plant:
• Chiles (seeds or seedlings; zones 22–24)
• Melons (seedlings; through Jun in zones 22–24)
• Squashes (seedlings)

Harvest barley

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

July
Harvest garlic & let cure

August
Harvest all other crops
 

SOUTHWEST
September 
Plant:
• Garlic (mid-Sep through Oct) 
• 
Marjoram  
• Onions; seeds or seedlings (mid-Sep through early Oct in Sunset climate zones 11 and 13; through Oct in zone 12) 
• Oregano
• Peppermint 
• Rosemary
• Thyme

October
Harvest & press wine grapes
Harvest & press olives for oil

Plant:
• Cover crops (through Nov)

November
Plant:
• Hops
• Barley

January
Plant:
• Potatoes (through Feb in zones 12–13)
• Wheat

February
Plant:
• Corn (through mid-Mar or late Aug through Sep in zone 13)
• Cucumbers (Feb and April or mid-Aug through Sep in zone 13)
• Melons (seeds or seedlings; through Mar or mid-Jul through Aug in zone 13)
• Potatoes (through Apr in zone 10; Feb 15 through Mar 15 in zone 11)
• Squash (seeds or seedlings; mid-Feb through Apr, and August in zone 13)
• Tomatoes (mid-Feb through Mar in zone 13)
• Zucchini (seeds; mid Feb through Apr, or Aug in zone 13)

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

Plant:
• Chiles (seedlings; mid-Mar through early May in zone 11; mid-Mar through Apr in zone 13)
• Corn (mid-Mar through mid-Apr and early Aug in zone 12; late Mar through Jul in zone 10; Mar 1–5 through Apr, and Jul through Aug 15 in zone 11)
• Edamame (seeds; mid-Mar through Apr, or early Aug in zone 11–12; Mar through mid-Apr and mid-Aug through mid-Sep in zone 13)
• Lemon tree (zone 13)
• Melons (seeds; mid-Mar through mid-Jun in zone 11; Mar through Apr or early Jul in zone 12)
• Squash (seeds or seedlings; mid-Mar through early Jul in zone 11; Mar through May in zone 12)
• Tomatoes (mid-Mar through mid-Apr in zone 12; mid-Mar through Apr in zone 11)
• Zucchini (seeds; mid-Mar through early Jul in zone 11; Mar through May in zone 12)

April
Plant:
• Basil (seedlings) • Chiles (seedlings; through May in zones 10 and 12)
• Cucumbers (seedlings; Apr through mid-Jun in zone 10; mid-Apr through mid-Aug in zone 11; Apr and Aug in zone 12)
• Edamame (seeds; through May, or Jul through mid-Aug in zone 10)
• Lemongrass (seeds)
• Melons (seeds or seedlings; through mid-Jun in zone 10)
• Squash (seeds or seedlings; through Jul in zone 10)
• Tomatoes (seedlings; through May in zone 10)
• Zucchini (seeds or seedlings; through Jul in zone 10)

May
Plant:
• melons (seedlings)

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

July
Harvest garlic & let cure

August
Harvest all crops

 

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