The Vegetable Garden

Zones 7-8 Planting Schedule

When to Plant Vegetables For Zones 7-8

Each USDA planting zone has its own schedule for sowing seeds. If you're new to vegetable gardening, you'll want to know that there is a right time to sow each variety of vegetable seed. By following our zone chart for both cool and warm season vegetables, you'll be sure to sow your seeds in the correct window of time, enabling optimum sprouting and yield. And don't forget, the seeds you pick are also of the greatest importance. Even if you are an old hand in the vegetable garden, we hope that our USDA zone planting chart will be a useful tool for organizing your spring and summer vegetable planting.

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A Garden Planting Chart
Crop Days to Maturity Spring Planting Dates Fall Planting Dates Seed/Plants
100 ft.
Distance Between Rows Distance Between Plants Depth to Plant
Asparagus 2nd season Jan. 15-Mar. 15 Nov. & Dec. 50 roots 3 to 5 ft. 1½ to 2 ft. 6 in.
Bean, bush 50-60 Apr. 1 - May 1 July 15-Aug. 20 ½ lb. 3 ft. 2 to 4 in. 1-1½ in.
Bean, pole 65-75 Apr. 1-May 1 July 15-Aug. 10 ½ lb. 3 ft. 6 to 12 in. 1-1½ in.
Bean, lima 65-75 Apr. 1 - June 1 July 1-Aug. 1 1 lb. 2 to 2½ ft. 3 to 4 in. 1-1½ in.
Beet 55-65 Feb. 15-Apr. 1 Aug. 1-Sept. 20 1 oz. 2 to 2½ ft. 2 in. 1 in.
Broccoli 60-80 Feb. 15-Mar. 15 Aug. 1-Sept. 1 100 plants 2½ ft. 14 to 18 in. -
Cabbage 65-80 Jan. 15-Mar. 15 Aug. 15-Oct. 1 100 plants 2½ ft. 12 in. -
Cantaloupe 80-90 Mar. 25-Apr. 20 Not recommended 1 oz. 4 to 6 ft. 3½ to 4 ft. 1½ in.
Carrot 70-80 Jan. 15-Mar. 20 Aug. 20-Sept. 15 ½ oz. 2 ft. 2 to 3 in. ½ in.
Cauliflower 55-60 Mar. 1-Apr. 1 Aug. 1-Sept. 1 100 plants 3 ft. 12 to 18 in. -
Collard 55-70 Feb. 1-Mar. 20 Aug. 1-Oct. 1 ½ oz. 2½ ft. 8 to 16 in. ½ in.
Corn 80-100 Mar. 15-June 1 June 1-July 20 ¼ lb. 3 to 3½ ft. 12 to 18 in. 2 in.
Cucumber 60-65 Apr. 1-May 15 Aug. 20-Sept. 1 1 oz. 3½ to 5 ft. 3 to 4 ft. 1½ in.
Eggplant 75-90 Apr. 1-May 15 July 10-15 50 plants 3 ft. 2½ to 3 ft. -
Kale 50-70 Feb. 1-Mar. 10 Aug. 10-30 ½ oz. 3 ft. 10 in. ½ in.
Lettuce 60-85 Jan. 15-Mar. 1 Sept. 1-Oct. 1 ½ oz. 2 to 2½ ft. 10 to 12 in. ½ in.
Mustard 40-50 Jan. 15-Apr. 1 Aug. 20-Oct. 1 ½ oz. 2 ft. 1 in. ½ in.
Okra 55-60 Apr. 1-June 1 June 15-July 1 1 oz. 3 to 3½ ft. 6 in. 1 in.
Onion (mature) 100-120 Jan. 1-Mar. 15 Sept. 1-Dec. 31 300 plants or ½ gal. sets 1 to 2 ft. 3 to 4 in. ¾ in.
Peas, garden 60-80 Jan. 15-Feb. 15 Not recommended 1 lb. 2½ ft. 1 in. 1½-2 in.
Peas, southern 60-70 Apr. 1-Aug. 1 - ½ lb. 3 ft. 4 to 6 in. 1½-2 in.
Pepper 65-80 Apr. 1-June 1 - 50 plants 2½ ft. 1½ to 2 ft. -
Potato, Irish 70-90 Jan. 15-Mar. 1 Aug. 1-Aug. 15 1 peck 2½ to 3 ft. 10 to 14 in. 5 in.
Potato, sweet 90-150 Apr. 15-June 15 - 100 plants 3½ ft. 12 in. -
Radish 25-30 Jan. 15-Apr. 1 Sept. 1-Oct. 15 1 oz. 1½ ft. 1 in. ½ in.
Spinach 40-45 Jan. 15-Mar. 15 Sept. 1-Oct. 15 1 oz. 1½ to 2 ft. 1 to 2 in. ¾ in.
Squash, bush 50-55 Apr. 1-May 15 Aug. 1-20 1 oz. 3 to 4 ft. 2 ft. 1½-2 in.
squash, winter 85-90 Apr. 1-Aug. 1 - ½ oz. 5 ft. 3 ft. 1½-2 in.
Tomato 70-85 Mar. 25-May 1 June 1-Aug. 10 50 plants 3 to 4 ft. 2½ to 3 ft. -
Turnip 45-65 Jan. 15-Apr. 1 Aug. 10-Sept. 15 ½ oz. 1 to 2 ft. 1 to 2 in. ½ in.
Watermelon 80-90 Mar. 20-May 1 Do not plant 1 oz. 10 ft. 8 to 10 ft. 1½ in.
Note: Planting dates in this chart are approximate for Middle Georgia. North Georgia plantings should vary about two weeks later in the spring and earlier in the fall. South Georgia plantings can be made two weeks earlier in the spring and somewhat later in the fall.

This schedule is a general guide for the zone, please check with your local extension office for precise information for your specific area. Copyright © www.thevegetablegarden.info 2012.