When to Plant Vegetables. A Small Guide for a Variety of Cultures

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To enjoy a healthy, productive garden, you should first know when to plant vegetables you want there. There’s a time to start for every variety, but it can be extended over a few weeks, especially if you want a long harvest period as well. Here is a calendar for sowing and planting the most important varieties in a vegetable garden.

When to plant vegetables. Sowing

February

  • Pepper – the best time is February 20th – March 1 st
  • Tomatoes – starting the second half of February until March
  • Cauliflower – all month long
  • Peas – February 25th – April 10th
  • Lettuce – February 15th – April 10th
  • Celery – end of the month
  • Egg plants – February 25th – March 5th

March

  • Cucumbers – best time is mid-March
  • Onion (for scallions) – 10th – 20th
  • Onion (using seeds) – 1st – 10th
  • Parsnip – 1st – 15th
  • Parsley –  1st – 15th
  • Leek – March 20th – April 10th
  • Radishes – March 20th – April 5th
  • Spinach – all month long

April

  • Squash – April 15th – May 10th
  • Pumpkin – 20th – 30th
  • Beans – April 15th – May 10th
  • Kohlrabi – early harvest – all month long, fall harvest – April 20th – May 5th
  • Melons (watermelons and cantaloupes) –April 25th – May 10th
  • Beet (early variety) – 1st – 10th
  • Carrot (late varieties) – April 20th – May 10th

Early varieties are sown 15th to 30th of July.

When to plant vegetables. Seedlings

March

  • Cauliflower – in the southern part of Romania, in the plains, it may start March 15th, while in more hilly regions it’s best to start from March 25th
  • Kohlrabi – March 20th – April 10th

April

  • Peppers – April 25th – May 20th
  • Tomatoes – April 25th – May 15th

May

  • Cucumbers – 10th – 20th
  • Leek and celery – May 20th – June 10th
  • Egg plants – 1st – 10th

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