Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Garden Watering and Planting Schedule

Planning your garden before planting is just as important as planting itself.  It is easiest to keep plants that have the same watering schedule next to each other.

Consequently, plants with the same watering schedule need to be planted at the same time, as the following chart depicts:


GARDEN WATERING / PLANTING SCHEDULE
Twice a Week
Once a Week
10 Days – 2 Weeks
Lettuce
Celery
Spinach
Swiss chard
Radishes
Beets
Carrots
Turnips
Potatoes
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Peas
Beans
Corn
Peppers
Eggplant
Zucchini
Summer Squash
Cucumbers
Yams
Peanuts
Rhubarb
Onions
Pumpkins
Tomatoes
Watermelons
Cantaloupes
Butternut Squash
Hubbard Squash
Banana Squash
Peaches
Nectarines
Pears
Apples
Plums
Cherries
Grapes
Asparagus
Plant Characteristics:
Plant Characteristics:
Plant Characteristics:
Leaf and Root
Cool Season
Shallow Rooted (2-3’)
Immature Fruit
Warm Season
Intermediate Rooting Depth
Seed and Fruit
Warm Season
Deep Rooted
Weather/Season:
Weather/Season:
Cool weather crops:
Crops will stand the frost
Plant for Spring garden: ~March 15, or
Plant for Fall garden: ~ July 1
Warm weather crops:
Crops will not stand the frost
Plant for summer garden: after the last frost (after Mother’s Day), May 10-12

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