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Zone 6 Planting Schedule

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When to plant veggies in Zone 6!

Ensuring a successful harvest from your vegetable garden means planting at the right time for your region. Zone 6 includes cities like Branson, Mo. and Lebanon, Pa., as well as New Jersey, Appalachia and areas of the inland Pacific Northwest. Late March is about the earliest you can start planting in Zone 6.

When to plant veggies in Zone 6!


Ensuring a successful harvest from your vegetable garden means planting at the right time for your region. Zone 6 includes cities like Branson, Mo. and Lebanon, Pa., as well as New Jersey, Appalachia and areas of the inland Pacific Northwest. Late March is about the earliest you can start planting in Zone 6.

The average dates of last frost in Zone 6 range from March 30 to April 30. Barring any unusual weather conditions, follow the chart below for spring and fall vegetable planting.

Zone 6 Planting Schedule (adapted from thevegetablegarden.info)













—Crop  Type —
–Days to– Maturity–Spring–Planting Dates –Fall– Planting Dates
































































































































































































































































































































Asparagus2nd seasonApr 5 – 25
Bean, bush50-60Apr 25 – May 30July 25-Aug 5
Bean, pole65-75May 10 – 20
Bean, lima65-75May 10 -25
Beet55-65Apr 1 – 15Aug 1 – Sept 25
Broccoli60-80Mar 25 – Apr 5Sept. 25 – 30
Cabbage65-80Apr 1 – 20Sept 20 -30
Cantaloupe80-90May 10 – 20
Carrot70-80Mar 25 – Apr 10Sept 20 -30
Cauliflower55-60Apr 1 – 20Sept 20 – 30
Collard55-70Mar 20 – Apr 10
Corn80-100May 1 – July 20
Cucumber60-65May 10 – 30
Eggplant75-90May 15 – 25
Kale50-70Mar 25 – Apr 5
Kohlrabi50-70Apr 1 – 15Sept 20 – 25
Lettuce60-85Apr 1 – May 15Sept 1 – 15
Mustard40-50Mar 25 – May 1Aug 1 – 30
Okra55-60May 10 – 25
Onion (mature)100-120Mar 25 – Apr 15Sept. 1-Dec. 31
Peas, garden60-80Mar 25 – Apr 10
Peas, southern60-70May 1 – 15-
Pepper65-80May 15 – 30-
Potato, Irish70-90Apr 1 – 15
Potato, sweet90-150May 15-June 5-
Radish25-30Mar 25 – May 1Aug 1- 20
Spinach40-45Apr 1 – 20Aug 10 – Sept 20
Squash, bush50-55May 15 – 30
squash, winter85-90May 15 – 30-
Tomato70-85May 15 – 30
Turnip45-65Mar 25 – May 1Aug 5 – Sept 20
Watermelon80-90May 10 – 20

 

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