Waco Planting Calendar

Month-By-Month Suggestions

Note: (early) = 1 st half of the month; (late) = 2 nd half of the month. Plant as indicated.

January

  • Seed in Ground: artichokes, asparagus (crowns), beets, cabbage, carrots, celery and celeriac, chard, chives, dill, leaf lettuce, onions sets, parsley, rhubarb (crowns), snap and sugar peas, strawberries, turnips, winter hardy greens (bok choy, spinach, cress, mustard greens, arugula)
  • Seed Indoors: bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, eggplant, kale, leeks, head lettuce, bunching onions, peppers, tomatoes, summer and winter squash (late)

***Brassicas like kale, collards, cabbage, and broccoli should have 3-4 true leaves and be about six weeks old when you transplant.***

February

  • Seed in Ground: artichokes, arugula, beets, carrots, chard, chives, dill, leaf lettuce, onion sets, parsley, potatoes, snap and sugar peas, turnips, winter hardy greens (bok choy, spinach, cress, mustard greens, collards)
  • Seed Indoors: basil, cucumbers, chard, eggplant, lettuce (head), melons, peppers, pumpkins, summer and winter squash (late), tomatoes,
  • Transplant: asparagus (crowns), bok choi, broccoli, bunching onions, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, leeks, lettuce (head), rhubarb (crowns), strawberries, Swiss chard

***Brassicas like kale, collards, cabbage, and broccoli should have 3-4 true leaves and be about six weeks old when you transplant.***

March

  • Seed in Ground: arugula, beans, beets, carrots, chard, chives, cilantro, collards, sweet corn, cucumbers, dill, leaf lettuce, melons, mustard greens, okra, parsley, southern peas, potatoes (early), radish, spinach, snap beans, squash (summer and winter), turnips, watermelon
  • Seed Indoors: melons, pumpkin, tomatoes (early), winter and summer squash
  • Transplant: bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, swiss chard, cucumber, eggplant (late), kale, leeks, head lettuce, bunching onions, peppers (late), tomatoes (late), summer and winter squash

April

  • Seed in Ground: arugula, basil, beans, beets, chard, cilantro, sweet corn, cucumbers, leaf lettuce, melons, okra, parsley, southern peas, peanuts, radish, spinach, snap beans, squash (summer and winter), turnips, watermelon
  • Transplant: basil, cantaloupe, cucumber, dill, eggplant, kale, peppers, tomatoes, summer and winter squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss Chard

May

  • Seed in Ground: basil, beans, corn, okra, peanuts, southern peas (black-eyed, purple hull, & crowder peas), sweet potatoes
  • Transplant: eggplant (early), melons (early), peppers (early), squash, tomatoes (early)

June

  • Seed in Ground: Continue to seed: cantaloupes, corn, cover crops, cucumbers, okra, peanuts, southern peas, summer squash, sweet potatoes, and bush beans – and mustard & turnips (for their tender baby leaves)

July

Seed in Ground: beans (pole and bush), cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, honeydew, melons, okra, peppers, pumpkin, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelon

August

  • Seed in Ground: arugula, snap and liana beans, lima bush beans, beets, carrots, cilantro, collards, sweet corn, dill, mustard greens, onion sets, parsley, southern peas (early), peppers, pumpkin (early), radish, turnip, winter squash
  • Seed Indoors: bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, swiss chard, cucumber, kale, leeks, head lettuce, summer squash, zucchini
  • Transplant: cantaloupe, eggplant, green beans, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, watermelon, winter squash

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange’s Quick Reference to Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening.

September

  • Seed in Ground: arugula , snap bush beans (early), beets, broccoli (early), brussels sprouts (early), broccoli, cabbage (early), carrots, cauliflower (early), chard, cilantro, collards, carrots, cucumber (early), dill, kohlrabi (early), leaf lettuce, mustard greens, onion sets, parsley, potato (early), radish, spinach, summer squash (mid), turnips
  • Seed Indoors: bok choi, kale, leeks, head lettuce
  • Transplant: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, swiss chard, cucumbers, kale, leeks, head lettuce, summer squash

October

  • Seed in Ground: arugula, beets, bok choi, cabbage, carrots, chard (early), collards, cress, garlic, kale, leaf lettuce, onions, parsley, peas, radish, shallots, spinach, turnip
  • Transplant: bok choi, broccoli (early), brussel sprouts (early), kale, leeks, head lettuce, strawberries (early)

November

  • Seed in Ground: carrots, leaf lettuce, mustard greens (early), onion seed (early), radish, spinach, turnip (early), peas, Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, brussel sprouts, beets, cilantro, parsley, fennel, cabbage
  • Seed Indoors: broccoli, cabbage, leeks
  • Transplant: strawberries

December

  • Seed in Ground: carrots, cauliflower, onions, chives, spinach, mustard, peas, beets, radishes, lettuce (somewhat protected)
  • Seed Indoors: bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, kale, leeks, head lettuce, bunching onions

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