3 Plants to Have in Your Garden Each Month of the Year

There are many other plants in our gardens, but here is a quick list of some ideas for four season gardening:

January

  1. Cabbage, overwintered from last summer
  2. Kale, overwintered from last summer
  3. Collards, overwintered from last summer

February

  1. Carrots overwintered from last summer
  2. Hellebores – planted the previous year, perennial provides bees an early source of food
  3. Overwintered leaf crops, cabbage, kale, collards

March

  1. Lettuce, direct seed spring varieties
  2. Spinach, direct seed to harvest by June
  3. Radish, succession plant every two weeks for continuous harvest

April

  1. Peas, seed by early April for June harvest
  2. Carrots, seed different types to compare what you like
  3. Beets, seed different colors for rainbow beet salads

May

  1. Tomatoes, transplant seedlings or direct seed
  2. Peppers, transplant seedlings or direct seed
  3. Cucumbers, transplant seedlings or direct seed

June

  1. Corn, direct seed
  2. Sunflowers, direct seed
  3. Beans, direct seed

July

  1. Lettuce, under the shade of summer plants
  2. Parsnips, to be harvested for fall dishes
  3. All the plants you planted in May and June

August

  1. Cabbage, planted for fall and overwintering
  2. Kale, planted for fall and overwintering
  3. Collards, planted for fall and overwintering

September

  1. Lettuce, direct seed for fall harvest
  2. Spinach, direct seed for fall harvest
  3. Carrots, direct seed for fall harvest

October

  1. Garlic, plant cloves for harvest next September/October
  2. Broccoli, overwintering types
  3. Kohlrabi, to enjoy in December

November

  1. Turnips, seeded in late summer
  2. Rutabagas, seeded in late summer
  3. Chard, seeded in late summer

December

  1. Overwintered leaf crops, cabbage, kale, collards
  2. Overwintered carrots
  3. Spinach, overwintered in a hoop house