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Planting Guide

Planting Guide (Based on USDA 2012 Hardiness zones of between 6b and 7a)

Below is a helpful planting guide for use in square foot gardens. Note that the number beside the vegetable indicates the # that can be planted in one square foot. Remember, in a 4×4 square foot garden, there are 16 designated squares, outlined by the grid on top of your garden.  Please note, as you begin planting, think about how many days each vegetable will take to reach harvest. You will want to plant those vegetable plants that have the shortest harvest period on the outside squares of the SFG. This way, you will not need to reach in as far and, in turn, it is easier to harvest!

Early Spring

Plant March 20-April 15

Sugar Peas-9 per square foot

Kale-4

Onions-16 (small) or 9 (medium)

Radishes-16

Lettuce-4

Carrots-16

Red Beets-large (9 per square) small (16 per square)

Early Cabbage-1

Broccoli-1

Brussel Sprouts-1

Cauliflower-1

Garden Peas-9

Spinach-9

Swiss Chard-4

Strawberries-4

Chive-16

Mint-1

Mid-Spring

Plant April 15- April 30

Early Tomatoes (vine type)-1 per square foot

Early Sweet Corn- 4

Cabbage-1

Potatoes-4

Parsley-4

Strawberries-4

Chive-16

Mint-1

Oregano-1

Late Spring

Plant May 1-May 15

Lima Beans-9 per square foot

Tomatoes (vine type)-1

Sweet Corn-4

Summer squash-1

Cucumbers-2

Green/Yellow Beans (bush type)-9

Cilantro-1

Mint-1

Oregano-1

Early Summer

Plant May 15- June 15

Peppers-1 per square foot

Eggplants-1

Cantaloupes-1 per 2 squares

Watermelons- 1 per 2 squares

Sweet Potatoes-4

Fall Squash-1

Sweet Corn-4

Tomatoes (vine type)-1

Pumpkins-1

Okra-1

Green/Yellow Beans (bush type)-9

Basil- small-4 per square…large-1 per square

Cilantro-1

Oregano-1

Late Summer for Fall Crop

Plant mid to late July

Broccoli-1 per square foot

Cabbage-1

Brussel Sprouts-1

Cauliflower-1

Turnips-9

Green/Yellow Beans (bush type)-9

Partially Shade Tolerant Plants

Lettuce-4 per square foot

Red Beets- large (9 per square) small (16 per square)

Carrots-16

Onions-16

Radishes-16

Special note on Asparagus- Asparagus will spread throughout your 4×4 Square Foot Garden and can last up to 20 years! Therefore, it is recommended that you designate one whole square foot garden for Asparagus. You can always create a box smaller, maybe a 2×4, if you do not want to take up too much room within your garden.