2011 Planting Calendar Based on Frost Free Dates of May 1-Oct. 15
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**NOTE: This chart is based on my frost free dates of May 1 to October 15
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DateStart IndoorsPlant OutsidePlanted IndoorsPlanted OutsideNotes
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* = transplants
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2/15/2011celery, parsley
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2/16/2011celery, parsley
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2/17/2011celery, parsley
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2/18/2011celery, parsley
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2/19/2011celery, parsley
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2/20/2011celery, kaleParsley: Extra Triple Curled (6 - germinated in 10 days using bottom heat)
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2/21/2011celery, kale
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2/22/2011celery, kale
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2/23/2011celery, kale
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2/24/2011celery, kale
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2/25/2011celery, kale
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2/26/2011celery, kale
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2/27/2011celery, kale, lettuceLettuce: Buttercrunch (6), Iceberg (6), Little Gem (6), Mesclun Mix (6), Parris Island Cos (6), Red Sails (6), Rocky Top Mix (6), Summercrisp (6), Yugoslavian Red Butterhead (6). Spinach: TyeeGermination was close to 100% with all lettuce varieties. Spinach germination was spotty.
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2/28/2011celery, kale, lettuce
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3/1/2011kale, lettuceshallots, spinach
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3/2/2011kale, lettuceshallots, spinachLobelia: Trailing Saphire, Poppies: California. Spinach: Bloomsdale
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3/3/2011kale, lettuceshallots, spinach
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3/4/2011kale, lettuceshallots, spinachCabbage: Red Acre (4), Golden Acre (4). Broccoli: Calabrese (8)
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3/5/2011kale, lettuceshallots, spinach
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3/6/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinachshallots, spinach
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3/7/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinachshallots, spinach
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3/8/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinachshallots, spinachPeppers: Quadrato Rosso D'Asti (4), Red Marconi (4), Early Jalapeno (4)Took just five days to germination with bottom heat
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3/9/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinachshallots, spinach
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3/10/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinach*cabbage, garlic, peas, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsTomatoes: Matt's Wild Cherry (2), Cherokee Purple (4), Yellow Brandywine (2)
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3/11/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinach*cabbage, garlic, peas, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsTomatoes: Rutgers (4), Bloody Butcher (2), Russian Baby (2), Coastal Pride Orange (2), Pink Brandywine (2)
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3/12/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinach*cabbage, garlic, peas, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsTomatoes: Sungold (3)Onions: Walla Walla Sweet (120)
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3/13/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinach*cabbage, garlic, peas, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsAll peppers planted 3/8 germinated with bottom heat
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3/14/2011broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, spinach*cabbage, garlic, peas, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsLettuce: Buttercrunch (6), Iceberg (8), Little Gem (8), Parris Island Cos (8), Red Sails (6), Rocky Top Mix (8), Summercrisp (8), Yugoslavian Red Butterhead (6). Broccoli: Calabrese (6). Cabbage: Red Acre (2), Golden Acre (2).
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3/15/2011basil, broccoli, cabbage, dill, kale, melons, Swiss chard, tomatoes*cabbage, *cauliflower, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsBasil: Italian Large Leaf (4). Tomatoes: Sungold (2)
Two more Sungold tomatoes were planted as insurance, as the first three have not yet sprouted.
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3/16/2011basil, broccoli, cabbage, dill, kale, melons, Swiss chard, tomatoes*cabbage, *cauliflower, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsDill: Fernleaf (4)
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3/17/2011basil, broccoli, cabbage, dill, kale, melons, Swiss chard, tomatoes*cabbage, *cauliflower, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsRadishes: mixed leftover seed. Spinach: Bloomsdale, Tyee Hybrid. Turnips: Purple Top White GlobeSpinach and turnips planted using seed mats (t-tissue) with 4-inch spacing. Radishes direct sowed at 2" spacing.
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3/18/2011basil, broccoli, cabbage, dill, kale, melons, Swiss chard, tomatoes*cabbage, *cauliflower, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnips
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3/19/2011basil, broccoli, cabbage, dill, kale, melons, Swiss chard, tomatoes*cabbage, *cauliflower, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnips
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3/20/2011basil, broccoli, cabbage, dill, kale, melons, Swiss chard, tomatoesbeets, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnips
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3/21/2011melons, tomatoesbeets, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsZinnia: Sprite Semi-dwarf (32), Thumbelina Dwarf (24). Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue (13).Only one of the Sungold tomatoes hasgerminated. I put the last seven seeds into a wet coffee filter, and placed it in a plastic bag, on the rope lights for heat..
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3/22/2011melons, tomatoesbeets, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsGarlic (32). Shallots (?). Lettuce transplants: Buttercrunch (6), Little Gem (6), Parris Island Cos (6), Red Sails (6), Summercrisp (6), Yugoslavian Red Butterhead (6), Iceberg (6), Parris Island Cos (6), Rocky Top Mix (6). Spinach transplants: Tyee Hybrid (7).All of the morning glories planted yesterday were at least 1/2" high this morning!
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3/23/2011melons, tomatoesbeets, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsTomatoes: Sungold (1), Matt's Wild Cherry (1), unknown cherry from pkt. of mixed (2)One of the seven Sungold seeds sprouted in the wet coffee filter, and was planted in potting mix + vermiculite. The Matt's Wild Cherry replaces one that didn't germinate. The zinnias planted 3/21 have sprouted and they have been moved out to the greenhouse, along with the morning glories. *The Sungold did not develop leaves.
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3/24/2011melons, tomatoesbeets, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnips
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3/25/2011basil, tomatoesbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsBasil: Italian Large Leaf (6-pack)The basil planted on 3/15 has failed to germinate, so I'm trying another six pack as well as a germination test.
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3/26/2011basil, tomatoesbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnips
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3/27/2011basil, tomatoesbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnips
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3/28/2011basil, tomatoesbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsBasil: Cinnamon (6), Dark Opal (6), Lemon (6), Lettuce Leaf (6), Sweet (6). Marigolds: Lemon Drop (8).
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3/29/2011basil, tomatoesbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsCosmos: Dwarf Sensation (42).Broccoli transplants: Calabrese (5). Cabbage transplants: Red Acre (4), Golden Acre (4).
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3/30/2011basil, tomatoesbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsSpinach: Bloomsdale Long Standing (20 in soil blocks).The second planting of basil from Urban Farmer seeds has finally begun to germinate, so at least some of the seed was viable. I dumped the first planting, maybe too soon.
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3/31/2011basil, tomatoesbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnipsParsley transplants (6 - from 2/20)
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4/1/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsCarrots: Seed mats of Chantenay (184), Ingot (138), Nantes (138), Tendersweet (138)Replaced one Golden Acre cabbage plant that was broken in Wednesday's wind storm. Carrot seeds usually germinate in about 20 days, watch for them around 4/21.
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4/2/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsOnions: Stuttgarter (60 bulbs). Peas: Oregon Sugar Pod II (1 pkt.= 7' row). Spinach transplants: Bloomsdale (12)
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4/3/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsMarigold: Petite Yellow (64).Broccoli transplants: Calabrese (3). Parsley transplants (started in AZ - 2). Seeds of Beets: Detroit Dark Red.
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4/4/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/5/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/6/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/7/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/8/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/9/2011beets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsBroccoli transplants: Calabrese (4). Cabbage transplants: Gold Acre (2), Red Acre (2). Seeds of Swiss chard: Lucullus. Spinach: Bloomsdale Long Standing. Turnips: Purple Top White Globe. Radishes: Champion. One cabbage plant labeled Red Acre is not red. I'm sure it wasn't my error, as I was very careful with the seeds.
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4/10/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsLettuce transplants: Buttercrunch (4), Yugoslavian Red (3), Red Sails (1)Lettuce transplants were put between the future sweet peppers, and will be harvested before the peppers need the room.
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4/11/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsCucumbers: Double Yield (4)Oregano & Dill transplants into pots, to be hardened off before setting out permanently. Lettuce transplants: Summer Crisp (5), Iceberg (5), Little Gem (2), Buttercrunch (1), Red Sails (1), Rocky top Mix (1 red), Mixed leftover (7). Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue (4).Self saved cucumber seed not viable.
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4/12/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsMorning Glory seeds: Heavenly Blue. Nasturtiums: Dwarf Alaska Mix. Lettuce: Mixed seed.The Heavenly Blue morning glories I planted yesterday survived a hard frost last night, but those that were still in the flat were killed. I sowed the few seeds I had left, directly in the garden, to take their place.
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4/13/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/14/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsCosmos seeds; regular and dwarf. Cosmos seedlings: Dwarf Sensation. Zinnia seedlings: Sprite semi-dwarf.
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4/15/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsPeas (4/2) beginning to germinate, 13 days. Beets (4/3) beginning to germinate, 12 days.
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4/16/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsPole beans: Fortex, Chinese Red Noodle. Bush beans: Gourmet Green Baby Filet. Carrots: Scarlet Nantes. Marigolds (transplants): Petite Yellow.Carrots (4/1) beginning to germinate. 15 days. Taking a chance with planting the beans two weeks early, as I have so many spare seeds. In 2009 I planted early and had excellent yields.
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4/17/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsShallots (12).
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4/18/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsRhubarb plant: Crimson Cherry.
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4/19/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnipsStrawberries: Tristar (8) moved from another spot. Lobelia transplants: Trailing Saphire (2). Poppy transplants: California (6).
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4/20/2011cucumbersbeets, *broccoli, *cabbage, carrots, *cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/21/2011cucumbersbeets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/22/2011cucumbersbeets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnipsSquash: Burpee Butterbush (3 hills)
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4/23/2011cucumbersbeets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnipsBunching onions (19).
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4/24/2011cucumbersbeets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnipsTomatoes: Pink Brandywine (1), Yellow Brandywine (1)Planted two trial tomatoes, in bottomless buckets, under row cover. If these fare well for the next week, more will be planted. If they succumb, I have replacements.
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4/25/2011beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/26/2011beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/27/2011beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/28/2011beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnipsTomato: Heatwave (1).Lobelia transplants
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4/29/2011beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips
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4/30/2011beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/1/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsTomato transplants: Bloody Butcher (2), Pink Brandywine (1). California poppies transplants (12). Basil transplants: Cinnamon (3), Lemon (2), Opal (3).
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5/2/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/3/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/4/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsTomato transplants: Cherokee Purple (4), Sunsugar (1), Matt's Wild Cherry (1). Marigold transplants: Petite Yellow. Cucumbers: Bush Champion (1 hill).Cucumbers were seeded in poor soil, in a container. Chances are they will do poorly, but I needed something tall in that corner.
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5/5/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/6/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/7/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsTomato transplants: Rutgers (3), Russian Baby (1). Sweet pepper transplants: Quadrato Rosso D' Asti (4). Bush beans: Topcrop. Carrots: Nantes.
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5/8/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsBasil transplants: Italian (4), Lettuce Leaf (4), Sweet (4).
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5/9/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsTomato transplants: Unknown "Fiona" cherry (1), Coastal Pride Orange (2). Sweet peppers: Red Marconi (4). Basil transplants: Lemon (3), Opal (3), Cinnamon (1), Italian (2). Zinnia transplants: Sprite (9), Thumbelina (6). Bush beans: Royal Burgundy.
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5/10/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsHot pepper transplants: Early Jalapeno (3). Zinnia transplants: Sprite & Thumbelina (all remaining). Lobelia transplants: Trailing Saphire (all remaining).
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5/11/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/12/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsCarrots: Ingot (106).Pulled small bed of spinach that was badly infested with leaf miners, replaced with carrots.
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5/13/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/14/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnipsLettuce transplants (16). Tomato transplant: Russian Baby (1). Hot pepper transplant: Early Jalapeno (1). Basil transplants: mixed in pots for windowsill (6). Lobelia transplants.Pulled remaining infested spinach and replaced it with lettuce.
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5/15/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, turnips
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5/16/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, melons, *peppers, potatoes, squash, Swiss chard, *tomatoes, turnips
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5/17/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, melons, *peppers, potatoes, squash, Swiss chard, *tomatoes, turnipsSunflowers: Russian Mammoth. Bush beans: Baby French (replant)Most of the earlier planted beans have suffered a lot of insect damage, so I'll be reseeding many of them.
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5/18/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, melons, *peppers, potatoes, squash, Swiss chard, *tomatoes, turnipsCucumbers: Burpee Bush Champion (2). Both cucumbers rotted in the ground.
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5/19/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, melons, *peppers, potatoes, squash, Swiss chard, *tomatoes, turnipsTomato transplant: Heatwave (1).
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5/20/2011beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, melons, *peppers, potatoes, squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, *tomatoes, turnips
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