Planting calendar

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We gathered all the weather information for vegetables and herbs one by one. Creating and adhering to a planting schedule is essential for any gardener, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out. A well-organized planting schedule ensures that your garden remains productive throughout the growing season, maximizing yield and minimizing issues like overcrowding or gaps in harvest. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of developing a planting schedule tailored to your specific region, climate, and gardening goals.

Optimal Timing

The planting schedule method works by guiding gardeners to sow seeds and transplant seedlings at the most advantageous times of the year based on their local climate and growing conditions.

Maximized Productivity

By scheduling plantings according to their ideal growing seasons, gardeners can maximize the productivity of their garden beds, ensuring that crops have sufficient time to mature and yield a bountiful harvest.

Minimized Risk of Frost Damage

Planting schedules help gardeners avoid planting tender crops too early in the season when the risk of frost damage is high, thus protecting plants and preserving yield.

Why do you need to use a planting calendar?

Plants need different environments, so it is important to plant them at the right time. With our tool, you don’t need to know which zone you belong to, you can get the information based on your city or postcode. . 

USDA hardiness zones

The USDA Hardiness Zones are a standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. These zones, devised by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), divide North America into 13 distinct areas based on their average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree Fahrenheit intervals. The system, first published in 1960 and updated periodically, serves as an essential guide for farmers, horticulturists, and home gardeners to select plants suited to their regional climates.

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How to read our planting calendar?

There are a total of 3 dates per plant per season. The three main dates are the sowing date, transplanting date and the harvesting date. So, how does it work?

You start planting your seeds indoor in a controlled environment, for example in the your room. In your room the temperature is approximately 73 °F (23°C) all the time and the humidity level is increased. Meanwhile, outside the plant could froze if it’s planted there, so you won’t harvest it. That is why you need a planting calendar. You need to know the dates to prevent your plants damaging.

You can start sowing your seeds in a pot at the sowing date, then wait for the transplanting date, where your plant can be transplanted outdoor in a natural environment. Lastly, on the harvesting date you can harvest your desired plant. With this calendar, you can maximize the amount and  the quality of your vegtables and flowers.

Our tool allows you to decide when to grow plants based on your location. Our tool is based on the USDA Hardiness map.

Don't know when to start planting? Check it with our tool!