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Year-Round Vegetable Gardening Calendar

March 13, 1993|JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS

A wide variety of vegetables can be grown year-round in the Orange County climate. Here is a guide to help plan a perpetual garden:

JANUARY

Seed, transplant and/or harvest

Artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, endive, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, onion and garlic sets, radishes, parsnips, salsify, turnips, parsley, spinach, Swiss chard, rhubarb, horseradish.

FEBRUARY

Seed

Beets, bell peppers, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, early peas, eggplant, endive, green beans, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melons, mustard, onions, parsley, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, salsify, spinach, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips.

Transplant and/or harvest

Artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, horseradish, lettuce, mustard greens, parsley, spinach, Swiss chard, onions, rhubarb.

MARCH

Seed

Beets, bell peppers, carrots, collards, corn, eggplant, endive, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, parsnips, potatoes, peanuts, peas, radishes, rhubarb, Swiss chard, salsify, spinach, sunflowers, tomatoes ("Early Girl" variety), turnips.

Transplant and/or harvest

Artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, endive, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, lettuce, peas, radishes, rhubarb, Swiss chard, turnips, spinach.

APRIL

Seed and/or transplant

Beans, beets, bell peppers, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, jicama, lettuce, lima beans, melons, New Zealand spinach, okra, onions, parsley, parsnips, peanuts, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salsify, squash, sunflowers, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon.

Harvest

Beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips.

MAY

Seed and/or transplant

Beans, beets, bell peppers, carrots, cantaloupe, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce, lima beans, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, parsnips, peanuts, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salsify, squash, tomatoes, melons, sunflowers, Swiss chard, turnips, watermelon.

Harvest

Beets, cabbage, carrots, endive, garlic, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard, parsley, peas, shallots, Swiss chard.

JUNE

Seed and/or transplant

Beets, bell peppers, carrots, chayote, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, herbs, lettuce, lima beans, melons, New Zealand spinach, onions, radishes, salsify, snap beans, sunflowers, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons.

Harvest

Carrots, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, herbs, lettuce, onions, peppers, potatoes, radishes, Swiss chard, squash, tomatoes, turnips.

JULY

Seed

Beets, carrots, celery, collards, endive, lettuce, New Zealand spinach, onions, peppers, potatoes, radishes, sunflowers, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips.

Transplant and/or harvest

Beans (fast maturing type), beets, bell peppers, carrots, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, lettuce, melons, onions, parsnips, peppers, potatoes, radishes, salsify, sunflower seeds, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips,

AUGUST

Seed

Beets, cabbage, carrots, endive, leeks, lettuce, mustard, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabaga, snow peas, Swiss chard, turnips.

Transplant and/or harvest

Beans, bell peppers, celery (Utah type), corn, cucumbers, herbs, lettuce, melons, parsley, Swiss chard, sunflower seeds, squash, tomatoes with short growth cycle.

SEPTEMBER

Seed

Beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, endive, garlic (sets), kohlrabi, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rutabaga, salsify, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips.

Transplant

Bell peppers, celery, herbs, lettuce, Swiss chard, tomatoes with short growth cycle.

Harvest

Beans, bell peppers, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peanuts, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, watermelon.

OCTOBER

Seed and/or transplant

Artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, comfrey, endive, garlic, horseradish, kohlrabi, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salsify, shallots, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips.

Harvest

Bell peppers, carrots, eggplant, endive, leeks, parsley, peanuts, radishes, Swiss chard, turnips, tomatoes.

NOVEMBER

Seed and/or transplant

Artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, endive, garlic (sets), horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes (tubers), kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, radishes, spinach, scallions, Swiss chard, rutabaga, rhubarb, turnips.

Harvest

Beets, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, endive, lettuce, mustard greens, parsley, potatoes, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips.

DECEMBER

Seed, transplant and/or harvest

Artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, endive, garlic sets, horseradish, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salsify, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips.

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