The Vegetable Garden

Zones 9-10 Planting Schedule

When to Plant Vegetables for Zones 9-10

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
WARM SEASON VEGETABLES







Crop Seeds/plants Per 100' Spacing (inches) Plants Seed depth (inches) Zone 9 Zone 10 Zone 10b
Beans, bush

1 lb.

2-3

1-2

Mar-Apr

Aug-Sept

Feb-Apr

Sept

Sept-Apr

Beans, pole

½ lb.

3-6

1-2

Mar-Apr

Aug-Sept

Feb-Apr

Aug-Sept

Aug-Apr

Beans, lima

2 lb.

3-4

1-2

Mar-Aug

Feb-Apr

Sept.

Aug-Apr

Cantaloupes

½ oz.

24-36

1-2

Mar-Apr

Feb-Apr

Aug-Sept

Feb-Mar

Corn, sweet

2 oz.

12-18

1-2

Mar-Apr

Aug

Feb-Mar

Aug-Sept

Aug-Mar

Cucumbers

½ oz.

12-24

1-2

Feb-Apr

Aug-Sept

Feb-Mar

Sept

Sept-Mar

Eggplant

50 plts

1 pkt

24-36

½

Feb-July

Jan-Mar

Aug-Sept

Dec-Feb

Aug-Oct

Okra

1 oz.

6-12

1-2

Mar-July

Mar-Aug

Aug-Sept

Peas, southern

½ oz.

2-3

1-2

Mar-Aug

Mar-Sept

Aug-Apr

Peppers

100 plts

1 pkt

12-24

½

Feb-Apr

July-Aug

Jan-Mar

Aug-Sept

Aug-Mar

Potatoes, sweet

100 plts

12-14

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Mar-June

Feb-June

Feb-June

Pumpkin

1 oz.

36-60

1-2

Mar-Apr

Aug

Feb-Mar

Aug

Jan-Feb

Aug-Sept

Squash, Summer

1½ oz.

24-36

1-2

Mar-Apr

Aug-Sept

Feb-Mar Aug-Sept

Jan-Mar

Sept-Oct

Squash, Winter

1 oz.

36-48

1-2

Mar

Aug

Feb-Mar

Aug

Jan-Feb

Sept

Tomatoes, Stake

70 plts

1 pkt

18-24

½

Feb-Apr

Aug

Jan-Mar

Sept

Aug-Mar

Tomatoes, Ground

35 plts

1 pkt

36-40

½

"

"

"

Tomatoes, Container




"

"

"

Watermelon, Large

1/8 oz.

48-60

1-2

Mar-Apr

July-Aug

Jan-Mar

Aug

Jan-Mar

Aug-Sept

Watermelon, Small

1/8 oz.

15-30

"

"

"

"

Watermelon, Seedless

70 plts

15-30

"

"

"

"

COOL SEASON VEGETABLES

Beets

1 oz.

3-5

½ - 1

Sept-Mar

Oct-Mar

Oct-Feb

Broccoli

100 plts

1/8 oz.

12-18

½ - 1

Aug-Feb

Aug-Jan

Sept-Jan

Brussels Sprouts

100 plts

1/8 oz

18

½ - 1

Sept-Nov

Oct-Nov

Oct-Dec

Cabbage

(1/8 oz)

100 plts

12-24

½ - 1

Sept-Feb

Sept-Jan

Sept-Jan

Carrots

1/8 oz.

1-3

½

Sept-Mar

Oct-Mar

Oct-Feb

Cauliflower

55 plts

(1/8 oz)

18-24

½ - 1

Jan-Feb

Aug-Oct

Oct-Jan

Oct-Jan

Celery

150 plts

(1/8 oz)

6-10

¼ - ½

Jan-Mar

Aug-Feb

Oct-Jan

Chinese cabbage

125 plts

(1/8 oz)

12-24

¼ - ¾

Oct-Feb

Oct-Jan

Nov-Jan

Collards

100 plts

(1/8 oz)

10-18

½ - 1

Feb-Apr

Aug-Nov

Aug-Mar

Aug-Feb

Endive/Escarole

100 plts

8-12

½

Feb-Mar

Sept

Jan-Feb

Sept

Sept-Jan

Kale

100 plts

(1/8 oz)

12-18

½ - 1

Sept-Feb

Sept-Jan

Sept-Jan

Kohlrabi

1/8 oz.

3-5

½ - 1

Sept-Mar

Oct-Mar

Oct-Feb

Leek

½ oz.

2-4

½

Sept-Mar

Sept-Feb

Oct-Jan

Lettuce: Crisp, Butter-head, Leaf & Romaine

100 plts

8-12

½

Feb-Mar

Sept-Oct

Sept-Mar

Sept-Jan

Mustard

¼ oz.

1-6

½ - 1

Sept-May

Sept-Mar

Sept-Mar

Onions, Bulbing

300 plts or sets,

1 oz seed

4-6

½ - 1

Sept-Dec

Sept-Dec

Sept-Nov

Onions, Bunching

800 plts or sets,

1 - 1½ oz seed

1-2

2-3

Aug-Mar

Aug-Mar

Sept-Mar

Onions, Multipliers

"

6-8

½ - ¾

"

"

"

Parsley

¼ oz.

8-12

¼
Sept-Mar

Oct-Feb

Sept-Jan

Peas, English

1 lb.

2-3

1-2

Jan-Mar

Sept-Mar

Sept-Feb

Potatoes

15 lbs.

8-12

3-4

Jan-Mar

Jan-Feb

Sept-Jan

Radish

1 oz.

1-2

¾
Sept-Mar

Sept-Mar

Oct-Mar

Spinach

1 oz.

3-5

¾
Oct-Nov

Oct-Nov

Oct-Jan

Strawberry

100 plts

10-14

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Oct-Nov

Oct-Nov

Oct-Nov

Turnips

¼ oz.

4-6

½ -1

Jan-Apr

Aug-Oct

Jan-Mar

Sept-Nov

Oct-Feb

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 2011.