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1-22-12 planted radish in peat pot. 1-26 sprouted.

 2-1-12 Lettuce Leaf Basil
 2-20-12 replanted
  My fav red
  sweet basil (both)
  Lettuce leaf basil

Indianapolis First Frost: Oct. 11 - Oct. 20

 March: Plant Peas(replant bi-monthly),
   Radish seeds (replant monthly),
   cauliflower (replant bi-monthly)
 April: Beets (replant bi-monthly)
 May: 
 June
 July
 August
 Sept

Table 1. Earliest dates and ranges of dates for spring planting of selected vegetables in the garden

 (Regions of Indiana located in Figure 1).

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PlantCrop Area AArea BArea C (Indianapolis)Area D (New Amsterdam)
CauliflowerMar 1-Mar 20Mar 15-Apr 20Mar 1-Mar 20Mar 15-Apr 20
CornsaladFeb 1-Apr 1Feb 15-Apr 15Mar 1-May 1Apr 1-June 1
Chervil and chivesMar 1-Apr 1Mar 10-Apr 10Mar 20-Apr 20Apr 1-May 1
Onion, setsMar 1-Apr 1Mar 10-Apr 1Mar 10-Apr 10Apr 10-May 1
Asparagus (1)Mar 10-Apr 10Mar 15-Apr 15Mar 20-Apr 15Mar 10-Apr 30
GarlicFeb 20-Mar 20Mar 10-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1
Onion, seedMar 1-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1
Cabbage(1)Mar 1-Apr 1Mar 10-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 10Apr 1-May 15
Rhubarb (1)Mar 1-Apr 1Mar 10-Apr 10Mar 20-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1
Pea, gardenFeb. 20-Mar 20Mar 10-Apr 10Mar 20-May 1Apr 1-May 15
TurnipMar 1-Apr 1Mar 10-Apr 1Mar 20-May 1Apr 1-June 1
PotatoMar 10-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 10Mar 20-May 10Apr 1-June 1
RadishMar 1-May 1Mar 10-May 10Mar 20-May 10Apr 1-June 1
SpinachFeb 15-Apr 1Mar 1-Apr 15Mar 20-Apr 20Apr 1-June 15
KaleMar 10-Apr 1Mar 20-Apr 10Apr 1-Apr 20Apr 10-May 1
Onion (1)Mar 1-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 10Apr 1-May 1Apr 10-May 1
ShallotMar 1-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1Apr 10-May 1
EndiveMar 15-Apr 15Mar 25-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-May 15
Cabbage, Chinese(2)(2)(2)Apr 1-May 15
EndiveMar 15-Apr 15Mar 25-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-May 15
Horseradish(1)Mar 10-Apr 10Mar 20-Apr 20Apr 1-Apr 30Apr 15-May 15
KohlrabiMar 10-Apr 10Mar 20-May 1Apr 1-May 10Apr 10-May 15
LeekMar 1-Apr 1Mar 15-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-May 15
Lettuce, head(1)Mar 10-Apr 1Mar 20-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-May 15
ParsleyMar 10-Apr 10Mar 20-Apr 20Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-May 15
ParsnipMar 10-Apr 10Mar 20-Apr 20Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-May 15
MustardMar 10-Apr 20Mar 20-May 1Apr 1-May 10Apr 15-June 1
SalsifyMar 10-Apr 15Mar 20-May 1Apr 1-May 15Apr 15-June 1
SorrelMar 1-Apr 15Mar 15-May 1Apr 1-May 15Apr 15-June 1
Lettuce, leafMar 15-May 15Mar 20-May 15Apr 1-June 1Apr 15-June 15
BeetMar 10-June 1,Mar 20-June 1,Apr 1-June 15,Apr 15-June 15
Fennel, FlorenceMar 15-Apr 15Mar 25-Apr 15Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-May 15
Broccoli, sprouting(1)Mar 15-Apr 15,Mar 25-Apr 20,Apr 1-May 1,Apr 15-June 1
Brussels sprout (1)Mar 15-Apr 15Mar 25-Apr 20Apr 1-May 1Apr 15-June 1
Collard (1)Mar 1-June 1Mar 10-June 1Apr 1-June 1Apr 15-June 1
Cress, uplandMar 10-Apr 15Mar 20-May 1Apr 10-May 10Apr 20-May 20
CarrotMar 10-Apr 20Apr 1-May 15Apr 10-June 1Apr 20-June 15
Celery and celeriacApr 1-Apr 20Apr 10-May 1Apr 15-May 1Apr 20-June 15
ChardMar 15-June 15Apr 1-June 15Apr 15-June 15Apr 20-June 15
Rutabaga(3)(3)May 1-June 1May 1-June 1
PumpkinApr 20-June 1May 1-June 15May 1-May 30May 10-June 10
Squash, summer and winterApr 20-June 1May 1-June 15May 1-May 30May 10-June 10
Spinach, New ZealandApr 20-June 1May 1-June 15May 1-June 15May 10-June 15
Bean, SnapApr 10-June 30,Apr 25-June 30,May 10-June 30,May 10-June 30
OkraApr 20-June 15May 1-June 1May 10-June 1May 20-June 10
Corn, sweetApr 10-June 1Apr 15-June 15May 10-June 15May 10-June 1
TomatoApr 20-June 1May 5-June 10May 10-June 15May 15-June 10
Bean, LimaApr 1-June 30,May 1-June 20,May 15-June 15,May 25-June 15
Pepper (1)May 1-June 1May 10-June 1May 15-June 10May 20-June 10
PeanutApr 25-May 15May 5-June 1May 15-June 1 
Pea, black-eyeMay 1-July 1May 10-june 15May 15-June 1 
WatermelonApr 20-June 1May 1-June 15May 15-June 15June 1-June 15
MuskmelonApr 20-June 1May 1-June 15May 15-June 15June 1-June 15
CucumberApr 20-June 1May 1-June 15May 15-June 15May 20-June 15
Eggplant (1)May 1-June 1May 10-June 1May 15-June 10May 20-June 15
SoybeanMay 1-June 30May 10-June 20May 15-June 15May 25-June
Sweet potatoMay 1-June 1May 10-June 10May 20-June 10 
Sweet potato May 20-June 10June 1-June 15June 1-June 15
Chicory, witloofJune 10-July 1June 15-July 1June 15-July 1June 1-June 20
 (1) Plants (transplant instead of direct seeding on indicated dates)
 (2) Generally fall-planted
 (3) Substitute turnisp in Area A and B
 REV 12/00 Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Page 3 of 4
 Vegetables  HO-186W

Table 2. Latest dates and ranges of dates for planting a fall crop of selected vegetables in the garden.

  (Regions of Indiana indciated on Figure 2).
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PlantCrop Area EArea F (Indianapolis)Area GArea H (New Amsterdam)
Asparagus (1)Oct 20-Nov 15Nov 1-Dec 15Nov 15-Jan 1
Eggplant (1)May 20-June 10May 15-June 15June 1-July 1June 1-July 1
TomatoJune 1-June 20June 1-June 20June 1-July 1June 1-July 1
SalsifyJune 1-June 20June 1-July 1June 1-July 1June 1-July 10
Squash winterJune 1-June 15June 1-July 1June 1-July 1June 10-July 10
MuskmelonMay 15-June 1June 1-June 15June 15-July 20July 1-July 15
SoybeanMay 25-June 10June 1-25June 1-July 5June 1-July 15
WatermelonMay 15-June 1June 1-June 15June 15-July 20July 1-July 15
Pepper (1)June 1-July 1June 1-July 1June 1-July 10June 1-July 20
Broccoli, sproutingJune 1-June 30June 15-July 15July 1-Aug 1July 1-Aug 1
Bean, LimaJune 1-June 15June 1-June 15June 15-June 30July 1-Aug 1
Corn, sweetJune 1-July 1June 1-July 10June 1-July 20June 1-Aug 1
CucumberJune 1-July 1June 1-July 1June 1-July 15June 1-Aug 1
Fennel, FlorenceJune 1-July 1June 15-July 15June 15-Aug 1Jul 1-Aug 1
Pea, black-eyeJune 1-July 1June 1-July 1June 1-Aug 1
RutabagaJune 1-July 1June 15-July 15Jul 10-July 20July 15-Aug 1
Spinach, New ZealandMay 15-July 1June 1-July 15June 1-Aug 1June 1-Aug 1
Squash, summerJune 1-July 1June 1-July 15June 1-July 20June 1-Aug 1
Chicory, witloofJune 1-July 1June 1-July 1June 15-July 15July 1-Aug 10
OkraJune 1-July 1June 1-July 15June 1-Aug 1June 1-Aug 10
PotatoMay 1-June 15May 15-June 15June 15-July 15July 20-Aug 10
Bean, snapJune 1-July 10June 15-July 20July 1-Aug 1July 1-Aug 15
Brussels sproutJune 1-June 30June 15-July 15July 1-Aug 1July 1-Aug 15
CarrotJune 1-July 10June 1-July 20June 15-Aug 1July 1-Aug 15
Cauliflower (1)May 10-July 15June 1-July 15July 1-Aug 5July 15-Aug 15
Celery (1) and celeriacJune 1-July 5June 1-July 15June 1-Aug 1June 15-Aug 15
EndiveJune 15-Aug 1July 1-Aug 15July 15-Sept 1July 15-Aug 15
BeetJune 1-July 10June 15-July 25July 1-Aug 5Aug 1-Sept 1
KaleJune 15-July 15July 1-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15July 15-Sept 1
Cabbage (1)June 1-July 10June 1-July 15July 10-July 20Aug 1-Sept 1
KohlrabiJune 15-July 15July 1-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 1
ChardJune 1-July 5June 1-July 20June 1-Aug 1June 1-Sept 10
Cabbage, ChineseJune 1-July 15June 15-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 15
Collard (1)June 15-July 15July 1-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 15
ParsleyJune 1-July 15June 15-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 15
Lettuce, head (1)June 15-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Aug 30Aug 1-Sept 15
Pea, gardenJune 1-Aug 1(2)(2)Aug 1-Sept 15
SorrelJune 1-July 15July 1-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 15
TurnipJune 1-Aug 1July 1-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 15
Lettuce, leafJune 1-Aug 1July 15-Sept 1July 15-Sept 1Aug 15-Oct 1
SpinachJuly 1-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 1Aug 20-Sept 10Sept 1-Oct 1
RadishJuly 1-Sept 1July 15-Sept 15Aug 1-Oct 1Aug 15-Oct 15
MustardJune 15-Aug 1July 15-Aug 15Aug 1-Sept 1Aug 15-Oct 15
ParsnipJune 1-July 1June 1-July 10(2)(2)
CornsaladJuly 15-Sept 1Aug 15-Sept 15Sept 1-Oct 15Sept 15-Nov 1
Cress, uplandJuly 15-Sept 1Aug 15-Sept 15Sept 1-Oct 15Sept 15-Nov 1
Rhubarb (1)Oct 1-Nov 1Oct 15-Nov 15Oct 15-Dec 1Nov 1-Dec 1
 

 Chervil and Chives (2) (2) (2) (2)
 Garlic (2) (2) (2) (2)
 Horseradish (1) (2) (2) (2) (2)
 Leek (2) (2) (2) (2)
 Onion (1) (2) (2) (2) 
 Onion, seed (2) (2) (2) 
 Onion, sets (2) (2) (2) 
 Shallot (2) (2) (2) (2)

http://www.ehow.com/how_7965982_grow-vegetables-indiana.html

Plant asparagus, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, brussels sprouts, chard, chives, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, peas, potatoes, onions, radishes and rhubarb immediately. These are cool-weather crops that do best with a cool-weather start.

Plant tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, peppers, corn, pumpkins, okra, celery, spinach and watermelons only after the last frost is past. These are warm-season vegetables that require temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and higher for their start. In north Indiana, where summers are shorter, plant quick cultivars if you want to grow long-season vegetables like tomatoes, corn and pumpkins.

Plant in succession every 2 weeks through summer to ensure a continuous crop. Start in early spring with spinach, lettuce, chard, peas, and carrots; replant in late summer or early fall with cool-season vegetables.

We have been eating wonderful glorious salads all through the cool season and now we are having a heat wave. This means those lovely tender salad greens are going to start to bolt soon. So now is the time to pick greens everyday and enjoy them before summer kicks in!


http://www.tuttleorchards.com/vegetableGarden

Mid-March

The earliest things you can plant in the garden.

Peas: 58 days. Plant seeds. There are several new good bush varieties or you will need some sort of trellis or stake for any vining variety. Harvest mid-May.

 Potatoes: Plant seed potatoes.
 Fava Beans: The instructions say to pinch the tops of the plants when the first pods form to promote side shoots.
    The pods are harvested when they are plump and full.

Snow Peas: 59 days

April 1st

These crops can take cold weather...in fact they prefer it. Some things will not grow when it gets hot in the summer.

 Onions: 115 Days. plant onion sets or onion plants about 18" apart. Harvest end of July or you can pull a few in May for some green onions. 
 Broccoli: 58 days. plant baby plants about 18" apart. Harvest first part of June. 
 Cabbage: 58 days. plant baby plants about 18" apart. Harvest June. 
 Cauliflower: 55 days. plant baby plants about 18" apart. Harvest first part of June. 
 Radishes: 25 days. plant seeds. Harvest late May. 
 Kohrabi: 55 days. plant seeds. Harvest late June. 
 Turnips: 100 days. plant seeds. Harvest mid-June. 
 Lettuce: 70 days. plant seeds and then go back and thin out baby seedlings so they are about 6" apart. 
 Spinach: 37 days. plant seeds and then go back and thin out baby seedlings so they are about 6" apart. 
 Asparagus: plant perennial plants. 
 Rhubarb: plant perennial plant. 
 Brussels Sprouts: 96 days. plant baby plants.
 mustard
 carrots 58 - 68 days. 
 beets 58 days

Mid-April:

Strawberries: plant plants about 18" apart with 3' feet between rows. Ever bearing varieties will produce fruit in the spring and fall of the year. June bearing produce one big crop around the first part of June. Plants typically live for around three years.

May 1st

Sweet Corn: plant an early variety such as Early Sunsation around May 1st. Plant in several short rows to promote pollination. Best to grow in block of three rows. Later varieties such as Kandy Corn and Silver Queen should be planted around May 15th. You can expect to get some early harvest in mid-July and late harvest around August 1st.

May 15th

These crops like it warm at night. They cannot handle frost. Best to wait until Mid-May.

 Tomatoes 66 - 75 days. (plant baby plants about 2' apart. Use a cage or stake if the variety recommends it.
 Eggplant: 62 days. plant baby plants. Harvest end of July. 
 Peppers: 75 days. plant baby plants about 18" apart. Harvest end of July. 
 Green Beans: 63 days. plant seeds in rows. Blue Lake Bush beans are a very popular bush variety. Pole beans will need to be staked. 
 Lima Beans: 75 DAYS. Prolific even during drought and heat. Bush-type plants set 3-5 tasty seeds per pod. 2 oz. per pkt. 
 Zucchini: 42 days. plant baby plants..expect a harvest mid-June. 
 Summer Squash: 47 days. plant baby plants..expect a harvest mid-June. 
 Spaghetti Squash: 90 days.
 Melons: 76 -85 days. plant baby plants. Very susceptible to cold...wait until its very warm at night. Expect harvest in early August. 
 Cucumbers: 65 days. plant baby plants. Expect harvest in July. 
 pumpkins: 95 days.
 Sweet Basil: 85 days Begin harvesting at 12"

Early June

 Pumpkins: plant seeds. Expect harvest for Halloween. 
 Winter Squash: plants seeds. Expect harvest in fall.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7598604_planting-calendar-vegetables.html

Plant summertime vegetables in early spring, when the frost lifts from the ground. This timing depends on the last frost date in your area. Plant hardy, cool-season veggies like broccoli, lettuce, peas, mustard, radishes, spinach, cabbage, carrots, beets and cauliflower first, because these vegetables survive light frosts.

Plant more sensitive summertime vegetables after nighttime temperatures rise above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This planting should include vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, squash, cucumbers, eggplants, okra, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and asparagus.

Replant the summertime garden in midsummer for a fall harvest. Plant long-season plants like tomatoes, peppers, squash, peas, cucumbers, beans and cabbage three months before the first frost in your area, to give them time to grow to maturity before the killing frost. Plant shorter-season carrots, radishes, lettuce and spinach two months before the last frost date.

Plant winter vegetables from the first frost into spring. Include turnips, garlic, peas, rutabagas, spinach and lettuce in this planting.


 Winter Squash: 95 days
 Summer Squash: 42 days
 Sunflower: 100 days
 Cilantro: ?
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