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Zone 3 Planting Schedule

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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. 

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.  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




































































































































































































































































































































Asparagus2nd seasonApr 15 - May 1
Bean, bush50-60May 15 - Jul 1
Bean, pole65-75May 15 - Jul 1
Bean, lima65-75May 15
Beet55-65May 15 - Jun 10
Broccoli60-80Apr 15 - Jul 1
Cabbage65-80Apr 1 - May 1
Chard, Swiss50-60May 1
Carrot70-80Apr 15 - Jun 15
Cauliflower55-60Apr 15 or Jun 1
Collards55-70Apr 15
Celery112May 15
Cucumber60-65May 1 - Jun 15
Eggplant75-90Jun 1
EndiveGarlic

Horseradish
50-70100-120

180
Apr 15Oct 1 - Nov 1

Apr 15 - May 1
Kohlrabi50-70Apr 1 - 15
KaleLettuce, leaf

Lettuce, head
55-7545

60-85
Apr 15 - May 15Apr 15 - June 15; Aug 1 - 15

Apr 15 - May 1
Muskmelon85-90May 15 - Jun 1
Okra55-60Jun 1
Onion100-120Apr 15
Peas, gardenParsley60-8075Apr 10 - May 15Apr 15 - May 1
Parsnips100-130May 1 - 15
Pepper65-80Jun 1
Potato, Irish70-90Apr 15 - Jun 1
Potato, sweetPumpkin90-15085-120Jun 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
Spinach40-45Apr 15; Aug 1 - 15
Squash, bush50-55May 10 - Jun 1
Squash, winterSweet corn85-9065-70May 10 - Jun 1May 10 - Jul 1-
Tomato70-85Apr 1 - 15; May 15 - 30
Turnip45-65Apr 15 or Aug 1
Watermelon80-90May 15 - Jun 1

 

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