Gardening season is here!
This is a vegetable planting guide for eastern Kansas:
(The month written after the vegetable is the approximate harvest time. For example, late March is a good time to plant cabbage. The cabbage should be ready for harvest in July.)
Plant in late March
Plant in April
Plant in May
Plant in July
Plant in late August
Note that some early planted vegetables are harvested mid-summer. With careful planning, that same garden space can then be used for vegetables that are planted mid-summer and harvested in the fall.
Also note that some vegetables have two growing seasons. For example, carrots can be planted April and harvested in June/July. Carrots can also be planted in July for harvest in October.
This guide was published for free distribution by Charles Marr of Kansas State University.
More information about vegetable planting and growing seasons can be found at the County Extension Office. For Johnson County, the phone number is: 913) 751-7000 and the web address is: www.johnson.ksu.edu
For more tips on gardening, see previous posts on this blog: May 2009 has ideas for planting a garden in a small yard. March 2010 has ideas for beginning gardeners from the LDS church provident living website.