Vegetables

 Suggested Planting1

Suggested Cultivars

Inches Between Plants

Planting Depth (inches)

Cold
Tolerance2

Days to
Maturity

Asparagus (crowns)

Nov. 15 to Mar. 15

Mary Washington, Jersey Giant, Jersey Gem

15

6.0

--

2 years

Beets

July 15 to Aug. 15

Ruby Queen, Early Wonder, Red Ace, Pacemaker II

2

0.5 to 1.0

Semi-hardy

55 to 60

 Broccoli

July 15 to Aug. 15

DeCicco, Packman, Premium Crop, Green Duke, Emperor

18

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

70 to 80

Brussels sprouts

July 1 to 15

Long Island Improved, Jade Cross Hybrid

20

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

90 to 100

Cabbage (plants)

Aug 1 to 15

Round Dutch, Early Jersey Wakefield, Red Express, Red Rookie, Sweetbase

12

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

70 to 80

Cabbage, Chinese

Aug. 1 to 15

Pak Choi, Mei Ching, Jade Pagoda, China Pride

12

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

75-85

Carrots

July 1 to 15

Danvers Half Long, Spartan Bonus, Little Finger, Thumbelina, Scarlet Nantes

2

0.25 to 0.5

Hardy

85 to 95

Cauliflower

Aug 1 to 15

Early Snowball "A", Violet Queen, Snowcrown

18

0.5 to 1.0

Semi-hardy

55 to 65

Collards

July 15 to Aug. 15

Vates, Morris' Improved Heading, Carolina, Blue Max

18

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

60 to 100

Cucumbers, pickling

Aug. 1 to 15

Carolina, Calypso, Liberty (mtns.), County Fair '83

10

1.0 to 1.5

Tender

40 to 50

Cucumbers, slicing

Aug. 1 to 15

Poinsett 76, Sweet Slice, County Fair '83, Salad Bush, Fanfare

10

1.0 to 1.5

Tender

40 to 50

Kale

Aug. 15 to Sept. 1

Green Curled Scotch, Early Siberian, Vates, Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch, Blue Knight

6

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

40 to 50

Kohlrabi

Aug. 1 to Sept. 1

White Vienna, Grand Duke Hybrid

4

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

50 to 60

Lettuce (leaf)

Aug. 1 to Sept. 1

Grand Rapids, Salad Bowl, Buttercrunch, Red Sails, Romulus

6

0.25 to 0.5

Semi-hardy

40 to 50

Lettuce (head)

Aug. 15 to 31

Great Lakes, Ithaca

10

0.25 to 0.5

Semi-hardy

70 to 85

Mustard

Aug. 1 to Sept. 15

Southern Giant Curled, Tendergreen, Savannah

2

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

30 to 40

Onions (seeds)

Sept. 1 to 30

Texas 1015, Granex 33, Candy

4

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

130 to 150

Onions (sets or plants)

Sept. 1 to 15

Ebenezer, Excell, Early Grano

4

--

Hardy

60 to 80

Radishes

Aug. 15 to Sept. 15

Early Scarlet Globe, Cherry Belle, Snowbells, White Icicle

1

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

25 to 30

Radish, Diakon

Aug. 15 to Sept. 15

April Cross, H. N. Cross

4

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

60 to 75

Rutabagas

July 1 to Aug. 1

American Purple Top, Laurentian

4

0.5 to 1.0

Semi-hardy

70 to 80

 Spinach

Aug. 1 to 15

Hybrid 7, Dark Green Bloomsdale, Tyee Hybrid

6

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

50 to 60

Turnips

Aug. 1 to 31

Purple Top White Globe, Just Right, Tokyo Cross Hybrid, White Egg, All Top

2

0.5 to 1.0

Hardy

55 to 60


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