Saturday, February 07, 2009
generate your own vegetable planting calendar on-line
I've put together a planting calendar that will calculate the planting dates for crops for whatever zone you're in. Just enter your last frost date, click the button and everything gets calculated. (magic!)
It's not quite done yet. I don't think the last few dates calculate yet. Check back to this page and I'll add fall planting too.
Please let me know if any planting dates don't seem right. Mostly, the dates are as recommended by Johnny's website and Botanical Interests seed packages. Each single date refers to 'the week of'.
Since I have two gardens with different frost dates, I'm planning to print out a calendar for each and then highlight the crops I'll plant in each garden.
I also started to add the culture information for specific crops at the bottom of the calendar, because I'm often looking these up at Johnny's website. They have great info. To find it however, I have to search for the vegetable, then click on 'more detail', then click on 'growing info'. I'd like to have it more accessible. I'll add more of these too. (And add links back to Johnny's - I hope they don't mind.)
I'm glad to get this chart done because I see that I need to plant my onions the week of February 12. That's next week! Yippy!
I have all my seeds, but don't have plant shelves and lights set up yet. Today I purchased lights and shelving. Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to assemble.
Other planting calendars:
Grow your own excel calendar
Better Homes and Gardens
Tim's Square Foot Gardening Page
Farmer's Almanac Calendar personalized by zip code
Farmer's Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Heirloom Seeds Spring Calendar
Heirloom Seeds Fall Calendar