Here are some cool-season veggies with suggested planting time to get you started:
Beets: March 1 to March 10
Broccoli: March 1 to April 1
Cabbage Round Green types: February 20 to April 1
Cauliflower: March 1 to April 1
Carrots: March 1 to April 1
Kohlrabi: February or March
Lettuce, Head: February or March
Lettuce, Leaf: February to April
Making multiple plantings of many of the more rapidly maturing cool-season vegetables will considerably extend the harvest season. Be sure to harden transplants of cool-season vegetables before they are planted in the garden.
For more details and variety recommendations specific to Tennessee, check out Tennessee Extension Publication SP290-O or our Veggie pages.
Blog by: Sabine Ehlers, CMG
Source: Tennessee Extension Publication SP290-O
Onions: February or March
Peas: February 1 to March 20
Peas, Snap: February 1 to March 20
Radish: February 15 to April 15
Swiss Chard: March
For those of you who (like me) are having a serious case of cabin fever and can't wait until the growing season starts back up, why not start early this year and try some cool-season vegetables? Cool-season vegetables require cool soil and air temperatures to germinate and grow well, which means you don't have to wait for our last frost date of April 15 to come around to start planting.
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