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Vegetable Planting Chart

LettuceTo grow healthy vegetables, your garden will need good soil, plenty of sun, and water. Below is a chart that provides you with the additional basic information needed to grow about two dozen different kinds of easy-to-grow vegetables (melon, such as cantaloupe, and watermelon are also included).Pick and choose from this list when planning your garden, and utilize the suggestions when planting it. You may also find this information on the back of seed packets. For a printable, illustrated version of the same chart, click here!


Garden HintsGarden Hint. When planning and planting your garden, it is best to start with a manageable size, and increase your varieties and plot size from season to season.

Crop Planting Depth Plant Spacing Row Spacing Days to Germinate Seed or Transplant?

Beans (bush)

1-2"

2-4"

18-24"

6-10

S

Beans (pole)

1-2"

6-8"

18-24"

6-10

S

Beets

11/2 -1"

1-3"

12-24"

7-15

S

Broccoli

.1/4"

14-20"

24-36"

7-10

S or T

Cabbage

1/4"

14-20"

24-36"

7-10

S or T

Carrots

1/4 - 1/2"

1-3"


18-36"


14-21


S or T


Cauliflower

1/4"

18=24"

24-36"

7-10

S or T

Celery

1/8 - 1/4"

6-9"

18-24"

20-30

S

Corn

1-2"

8-10"

24-36"

7-10

S

Cucumbers

1/2"

6-12"

36-60"

7-10

S or T

Eggplant

1/4 - 1/2"

18-24"

24-36"

7-12

T

Lettuce (head)

1/4 - 1/2"

12-18"

18-36"

7-10


S or T


Melon

1/2"

24-36"

36-72"

5-10

S or T

Onion

1/4 -1/2"
5-6"

18-30"

10-20

S or T

Peas

1- 2"

1-3"

24-36"

7-10

S or T

Peppers

1/4"

12-24"

18-24"

14-20

T

Potatoes

3-4"

10-12"

24-36"

S

Pumpkin

1"

12-48"

48-72"

7-12

S or T

Radish

1/4"

1"

12-18"

5-7

S

Spinach

1/2"

3-6"

12-19"

8-10"

S

Squash (winter)

1"

18-36"

48-72"

7-12

S or T

Squash (summer)

1"

12-18"

36-48"

7-12

S or T

Swiss Chard

1/2"

1-2"

12-18"

7-15

S

Tomatoes

1/4"

24-36"

36-48"

8-10

T

Watermelon

1/2"

9-12"

36-72"

10-15

T