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Zone 4 Planting Schedule

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When to plant veggies in Zone 4.

Planting time is now if you live in USDA Hardiness Zone 4.  Zone 4 includes cities like Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as northern Iowa, Nebraska and Montana.  For the most part this region has only a spring planting season, but a few fast-growing crops may be planted again at the end of summer for an early fall harvest.


Planting time is now if you live in USDA Hardiness Zone 4.  Zone 4 includes cities like Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as northern Iowa, Nebraska and Montana.  For the most part this region has only a spring planting season, but a few fast-growing crops may be planted again at the end of summer for an early fall harvest.

The last average frost date in Zone 4 is between May 1 and May 30. Start plants indoors 6 weeks prior to the beginning of May, but do not transplant frost-tender plants until all threat of frost has passed. Use common sense as well, if it seems unseasonably cold for April and May, wait until temperatures warm up before you start planting outdoors.

What to plant and when in Zone 4 (adapted from thevegetablegarden.info):













---Crop  Type ---
--Days to--  

Maturity
---Planting---  

Dates




































































































































































































































































































































Asparagus 2nd season Apr 15 - May 1
Bean, bush 50-60 May 15 - Jul 1
Bean, pole 65-75 May 15 - Jul 1
Bean, lima 65-75 May 15
Beet 55-65 May 15 - Jun 10
Broccoli 60-80 Apr 15 - Jul 1
Cabbage 65-80 Apr 1 - May 1
Chard, Swiss 50-60 May 1
Carrot 70-80 Apr 15 - Jun 15
Cauliflower 55-60 Apr 15 or Jun 1
Collards 55-70 Apr 15
Celery 112 May 15
Cucumber 60-65 May 1 - Jun 15
Eggplant 75-90 Jun 1
Endive 

Garlic

Horseradish
50-70 

100-120

180
Apr 15 

Oct 1 - Nov 1

Apr 15 - May 1
Kohlrabi 50-70 Apr 1 - 15
Kale 

Lettuce, leaf

Lettuce, head
55-75 

45

60-85
Apr 15 - May 15 

Apr 15 - June 15; Aug 1 - 15

Apr 15 - May 1
Muskmelon 85-90 May 15 - Jun 1
Okra 55-60 Jun 1
Onion 100-120 Apr 15
Peas, garden 

Parsley
60-80 

75
Apr 10 - May 15 

Apr 15 - May 1
Parsnips 100-130 May 1 - 15
Pepper 65-80 Jun 1
Potato, Irish 70-90 Apr 15 - Jun 1
Potato, sweet 

Pumpkin
90-150 

85-120
Jun 1 

May 10 - Jun 1
Radish 

Rhubarb

Rutabaga
25-30 

1 yr.

80-100
Apr 10 - Jun 1; Aug 1-15 

Apr 15 - May 1

May 15 - Jun 15
Spinach 40-45 Apr 15; Aug 1 - 15
Squash, bush 50-55 May 10 - Jun 1
Squash, winter 

Sweet corn
85-90 

65-70
May 10 - Jun 1 

May 10 - Jul 1
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Tomato 70-85 Apr 1 - 15; May 15 - 30
Turnip 45-65 Apr 15 or Aug 1
Watermelon 80-90 May 15 - Jun 1

 

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