• Chart for Growing Vegetables

     

     

     

    This Growing Vegetables Chart and other Greenhouse Growing Tips, Information and Charts are helpful resources and are meant to be general guidelines.

    MCgreenhouses provides them in the effort to offer Greenhouse Vegetables Growing Help and in order to assist our visitors and clients in making educated choices and decisions and have ongoing successful Greenhouse Growing year round. 

    from The Old Farmer's Almanac

     

    Vegetable Start Seeds Indoors (weeks before last spring frost) Start Seeds Outdoors (weeks before or after last spring frost) Minimum Soil Temp. to Germinate (°F) Cold Hardiness When to Fertilize When to Water
    Beans Anytime after 48–50 Tender After heavy bloom and set of pods Regularly, from start of pod to set
    Beets 3 before to 3 after 39–41 Half-hardy At time of planting Only during drought conditions
    Broccoli 6–8 2–3 before 55–75 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting Only during drought conditions
    Brussels sprouts 6–8 55–75 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting At transplanting
    Cabbage 6–8 1 before to 1 after 38–40 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting Two to three weeks before harvest
    Carrots 3–5 before 39–41 Half-hardy Preferably in the fall for the following spring Only during drought conditions
    Cauliflower 6–8 1 before to 1after 65–75 Half-hardy Three weeks after transplanting Once, three weeks before harvest
    Celery 6–8 60–70 Tender At time of transplanting Once a week
    Corn 2 after 46–50 Tender When eight to ten inches tall, and again when first silk appears When tassels appear and cobs start to swell
    Cucumbers 2–4 1–2 after 65–70 Very tender One week after bloom, and again three weeks later Frequently, especially when fruits form
    Lettuce 4–6 1 before to 2 after 40–75 Half-hardy Two to three weeks after transplanting Once a week
    Melons 2–4 2 after 55–60 Very tender One week after bloom, and again three weeks later Once a week
    Onion sets 4 before 34–36 Hardy When bulbs begin to swell, and again when plants are one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Parsnips 0–3 before 55–70 Hardy One year before planting Only during drought conditions
    Peas 4–6 before 34–36 Hardy After heavy bloom and set of pods Regularly, from start of pod to set
    Peppers 8–10 70–80 Very tender After first fruit-set Once a week
    Potato tubers 0–2 after 55–70 Half-hardy At bloom time or time of second hilling Regularly, when tubers start to form
    Pumpkins 2–4 1 after 55–60 Tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Radishes 1 before to 1 after 39–41 Hardy Before spring planting Once a week
    Spinach 4–6 before 55–65 Hardy When plants are one-third grown Once a week
    Squash, summer 2–4 1 after 55–60 Very tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Squash, winter 2–4 1 after 55–60 Tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Tomatoes 6–8 50–55 Tender Two weeks before, and after first picking Twice a week
    Vegetable Start Seeds Indoors (weeks before last spring frost) Start Seeds Outdoors (weeks before or after last spring frost) Minimum Soil Temp. to Germinate (°F) Cold Hardiness When to Fertilize When to Water
    Beans Anytime after 48–50 Tender After heavy bloom and set of pods Regularly, from start of pod to set
    Beets 3 before to 3 after 39–41 Half-hardy At time of planting Only during drought conditions
    Broccoli 6–8 2–3 before 55–75 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting Only during drought conditions
    Brussels sprouts 6–8 55–75 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting At transplanting
    Cabbage 6–8 1 before to 1 after 38–40 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting Two to three weeks before harvest
    Carrots 3–5 before 39–41 Half-hardy Preferably in the fall for the following spring Only during drought conditions
    Cauliflower 6–8 1 before to 1after 65–75 Half-hardy Three weeks after transplanting Once, three weeks before harvest
    Celery 6–8 60–70 Tender At time of transplanting Once a week
    Corn 2 after 46–50 Tender When eight to ten inches tall, and again when first silk appears When tassels appear and cobs start to swell
    Cucumbers 2–4 1–2 after 65–70 Very tender One week after bloom, and again three weeks later Frequently, especially when fruits form
    Lettuce 4–6 1 before to 2 after 40–75 Half-hardy Two to three weeks after transplanting Once a week
    Melons 2–4 2 after 55–60 Very tender One week after bloom, and again three weeks later Once a week
    Onion sets 4 before 34–36 Hardy When bulbs begin to swell, and again when plants are one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Parsnips 0–3 before 55–70 Hardy One year before planting Only during drought conditions
    Peas 4–6 before 34–36 Hardy After heavy bloom and set of pods Regularly, from start of pod to set
    Peppers 8–10 70–80 Very tender After first fruit-set Once a week
    Potato tubers 0–2 after 55–70 Half-hardy At bloom time or time of second hilling Regularly, when tubers start to form
    Pumpkins 2–4 1 after 55–60 Tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Radishes 1 before to 1 after 39–41 Hardy Before spring planting Once a week
    Spinach 4–6 before 55–65 Hardy When plants are one-third grown Once a week
    Squash, summer 2–4 1 after 55–60 Very tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Squash, winter 2–4 1 after 55–60 Tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
    Tomatoes 6–8 50–55 Tender Two weeks before, and after first picking Twice a week

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