This Month Marks The Beginning Of The Gardening Season For Zone 3!

Now is the time to start planting your garden if you live in USDA Hardiness Zone 3.  Zone 3 stretches along the U.S.-Canada border and includes cities like International Falls, Minn and Sidney, Mont. 


Now is the time to start planting your garden if you live in USDA Hardiness Zone 3.  Zone 3 stretches along the U.S.-Canada border and includes cities like International Falls, Minn and Sidney, Mont.  This is one of the coldest regions in the country, but it still experiences a warm (sometimes hot) summer season. Most vegetables should only be planted in late spring, 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 3 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. Some of the very  frost-hardy plants, like greens and root vegetables, may be planted in mid- to late-April.

What to plant and when in Zone 3 (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
EndiveGarlic

Horseradish
50-70100-120

180
Apr 15Oct 1 - Nov 1

Apr 15 - May 1
Kohlrabi 50-70 Apr 1 - 15
KaleLettuce, leaf

Lettuce, head
55-7545

60-85
Apr 15 - May 15Apr 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, gardenParsley 60-8075 Apr 10 - May 15Apr 15 - May 1
Parsnips 100-130 May 1 - 15
Pepper 65-80 Jun 1
Potato, Irish 70-90 Apr 15 - Jun 1
Potato, sweetPumpkin 90-15085-120 Jun 1May 10 - Jun 1
RadishRhubarb

Rutabaga
25-301 yr.

80-100
Apr 10 - Jun 1; Aug 1-15Apr 15 - May 1

May 15 - Jun 15
Spinach 40-45 Apr 15; Aug 1 - 15
Squash, bush 50-55 May 10 - Jun 1
Squash, winterSweet corn 85-9065-70 May 10 - Jun 1May 10 - Jul 1 -
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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