Use our planning guide to find the right time to plant your favorite fruits and vegetables for optimal results.
Time it RightOnce you know what you’d like to grow, the question is when to grow it. Most vegetables and herbs fall into one of three groups, and sometimes the group changes depending on where you live.
Warm-Season CropsVegetables & Fruits: Artichokes, beans, corn, cucumbers, okra, peppers, squash (summer and winter), sweet potatoes, tomatoes
Cool-Season CropsVegetables & Fruits: Arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, fennel, greens, leeks, lettuce, onions, snow or sugar snap peas, potatoes, spinach
Herbs: Cilantro, dill, parsley
Perennial CropsVegetables & Fruits: All fruits, except strawberries, which are usually replanted every few years
Herbs: Chives, mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme
Exceptions: In areas such as South Florida, where summers are steamy, even heat-loving plants can become stressed or diseased. Many warm-season crops are grown along with cool-season crops during the frost-free winter days or during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall.