Our Complete Spring Planting Schedule & Garden Layout (Zone 5 Season Extension)

Our Complete Spring Planting Schedule & Garden Layout (Zone 5 Season Extension)

Today I share our complete spring planting schedule and garden layout!

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Spring Planting Schedule:


Garden Layout:


0:14 – Intro
0:29 – Planting Schedule Overview
2:03 – Garden Layout Overview
2:50 – February 13 planting of kale, collard greens, lettuce, spinach, onions)
3:46 – February 20 planting of broccoli, cauliflower, celery, peppers, tomatoes
4:20 -March 5 planting of sugar snap peas, radishes, beets, carrots, parsnips, lettuce, and spinach
5:15 – March 12 planting of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, basil, arugula, bok choy, beets, carrots, rutabaga, turnips
6:13 – March 26 planting of potatoes
6:31 – April 2 planting of kale, collards, spinach, Swiss chard, carrots, onions, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips
6:53 – April 9 planting of potatoes
7:02 – April 16 planting of strawberry spinach, cucumbers, zucchini, patty pan squash, cushaw squash, acorn squash, butternut squash
7:25 – May 7 planting of sweet potatoes, scarlet runner beans, pole beans, tomatoes, rhubarb, peach tree
7:44 – May 14 we’ll move basil, celery, eggplants, and peppers from the grow room to containers in the front yard
7:57 – Conclusion

March 6 planting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF39CPjevBs

March 12 planting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3-FxPWF1U

March 26 planting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veM_BjH-edE

April 2 planting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqRLwSEudCg

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  1. Shane Bennett on October 10, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Patrick, do you mind to share what gardening planner software or program you use? I’ve searched your videos and descriptions and can’t find that answer…

  2. Dan Mazz on October 10, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    In your Garden Layout, is North towards the top of the page for you?

  3. Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens on October 10, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Cool chart there, my friend! I won’t be doing an outside garden this year due to hand surgery coming up in about 3 weeks. Since I don’t have any whiteflies or pest in the greenhouse this year, so far, with the help of my wife, I think I can handle growing in there with one hand ; )

  4. Denise Miller on October 10, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for another great video. I have learned a lot and truly enjoy watching them😀

  5. Elyse Joseph on October 10, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Bravo on all the planning! And a very Happy Birthday 😉

  6. Unconventional Suburbian on October 10, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Still, still my go-to for garden info and feel good garden videos!

  7. Mary Waller on October 10, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    I also live in zone 5. But in Montana, so I follow your friend Steven in Alberta,too. Just love your videos, research, and suggestions. Am glad you two are on the same page. I am not new to gardening, just new to MT from GA and this will be my first season out here. Looking forward to the adventure. Have checked out all of your videos and have a game plan. Only problem I anticipate is one with deer. A food forest that I can share with them is my fantasy and if they cooperate I may be able to make it a reality. Looking forward to future info. Thanks a bunch.

  8. Dooby Cook on October 10, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    I noticed you have a Haskap growing area. What is your favorite variety? I was thinking of growing some on the hillside behind my house. Any suggestions?

  9. Fernando Romera on October 10, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Great idea, I’ll try to make one for my garden based on yours.

  10. Conrad Cardinal on October 10, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t think you know how much this is going to help me (and I’m sure many others) out this year Patrick, thanks for another great video!

  11. snsmystic on October 10, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    This is the best! I’m working on an excel as we speak.

    Hope everything’s okay as I have not seen new videos lately.

  12. Lindsey Gouwens on October 10, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I was going to put my greenhouse on concrete, is it better to place it on grass?

  13. Allen Shaffer on October 10, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    You do a great job making useful and original content.  Your planning schedule is awesome.  I hit the share button on the google doc but also wanted to provide feedback that you are doing a great job.Allen

  14. Just Me on October 10, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Im in Zone 5,, and there is TONS of snow in my yard,,, ?? i am in central NH,?? Are you further South then,,,?? Thank you,,, and Please,,

  15. Weegie on October 10, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    HOW can you adjust for the growing zone? Zone 5 to zone 9a?

  16. Sunny in the Garden on October 10, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Patrick, if you were a genie and you gave me 3 wishes, I would have spent them ALL on this video! It really got me un-stuck and kick-started my season. Thanks!!!

  17. Kaye Kittrell Late Bloomer on October 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    I wonder if I had a chart if it might seem impressive like this. I just can’t imagine…

  18. Shelita Williams on October 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Wow how organized! Maybe if I used a chart I wouldn’t feel so chaotic with my sowing and planting! I’m gonna give it a shot but on a smaller scale for now! Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into your videos I’ve learned so much I plan on implementing this season. BTW I’ve got several GKH seedlings! I put them in the fridge for a bit first! Thanks a bunch!!!!

  19. PStimeless on October 10, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    didnt you say something about that sometimes if you plant too early to get an early harvest,ie peas, they end up producing at the same time of peas planted a few week later ?

  20. Rafs Kitchen Garden on October 10, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Patrick, I like the idea of multiple layers of protection and might use them next year, this year I have a horse manure hot bed with fleece on top in the poly-tunnel which gives me +3C comparing to outside (on cold nights) so that soil in modules do not freeze. Ideally I would skip the hot bed and use only the protection layers so might try it next year. I like that your are using google docs I also made my in there and whats great about it is that I can work on it while being at work or in transit or when I’m in the plot great stuff 😉

  21. Kaye Kittrell Late Bloomer on October 10, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Cushaw!! I’ve got nine plants sprouted with first set of true leaves. What in the world am I going to do with them, LOL. I think I’ll have to grow them on the garage roof.

  22. crazyincolorado on October 10, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    That’s a lot of moving parts! This is only my second season gardening so this was overwhelming and inspiring for me to watch. I hope someday to have my garden run that smoothly on such a large scale. Thank you for sharing!

  23. tintunbirha on October 10, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Great. Thanks

  24. Eros Envy on October 10, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I wish there was a love button 😊

  25. Benja's Uber 1337 Hobby on October 10, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Wow what a plan 🙂

  26. City to Farm on October 10, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    What type of computer program did you use to make the garden lay out (not the planner with the frost layers). I would love to find something simple like that. My google sketchup is a little overboard for what I would like to use lol

  27. HealthyRx4US! on October 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    hi Patrick
    coke bottle that has kale growing has cap close or open..I m cofused on what you said in video. Also what r u filling in compose container to grow potatoes.

  28. Kaye Kittrell Late Bloomer on October 10, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Have you ever shown your front yard edibles?

  29. Barbara Rickman on October 10, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Is it too late to start cucumbers? It is mid June. The potatoes are up cause of Colorado Potato beetle.

  30. Just Me on October 10, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    and i like your channel, hoping to just use One channel this year,,, i like your chart,,, hoping for broccoli and cauliflower this year,,

  31. zarah doan on October 10, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    what do you think about having a soil heating cable then a hoop house over?

  32. Calyr Elf on October 10, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I was just wondering why the downloadable planting chart does not look like the one in the video, which includes tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. I would love to see those on the chart. Thanks!

  33. Haphazard Homestead on October 10, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    That is some organized gardening! As someone who is more haphazard, I’m in awe at that detailed level of planning! Here’s to great 2016 gardens for everyone!

  34. Southpaw Davey urban farm. on October 10, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Just catching up as I am behind garden and videos gold fever lol. Great vid mate as ever and inspiring for us in the colder climates. How many square meters off beds have you got? More or less.

  35. Just Me on October 10, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Oh,, and HOW did you build a greenhouse that won’t blow away or collapse in the winter,,,??? Do you have a video about ur greenhouse,,, or What is your method and materials???? how large is it,,?? and what kind of plastic did you use,,?? THank you. (im in central nh)

  36. zarah doan on October 10, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I wish you can share your double layer hoop house design. I’m not handy dandy so I really really need that. yours is so different and how do you set it aside for summer?

  37. paintingtracey on October 10, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    This is incredible. Thanks so much for the documents. As new gardener in zone 5b I am really needing this guidance. Also I like a lot of the same things you do. I love love love the idea of the double cover and getting greens all year round. I am addicted to my greens. How is your hoophouse holding up? I hope you do videos again soon. I am really curious as to how you, Oscar, and your garden is doing.

  38. flanmaryj on October 10, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve been trying to draw out a schedule for my garden for many years!! I live in Milwaukee and have a keyhoke garden, bordered by another veggie garden that makes a full rectangular garden. I also have a fruit garden which has several types of strawberries and asparagus plants which I don’t kniw if they survived! My husband died in June and I was his cargiver for many months, therefore, I didn’t garden this year. I’m planning on gardening this year and recently started organizing my seeds! I’m really looking firward to following some of the ideas used in your plans. I have used intercropping, square foot, and sheet composting, no dig gardening methods for many years! Two years ago, we started using straw, therefore, my gardens aren’t too much out of hand. I’m a native if Chicago and love wgat you’re doing!! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Creatively, Candace- Cutflower & Vegetable Farm on October 10, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I really miss watching your videos each morning! I hope all is well with you and your family!

  40. Nadia Ayoub on October 10, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Great video. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out

  41. Kaye Kittrell Late Bloomer on October 10, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Oh, man, I WISH I was this organized. Can you share that document? So scientific. I probably couldn’t do it, LOL. So amazing, Patrick!!

  42. Seedaholic Gardens on October 10, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    My beds are not laid out the same way as yours, yet! lol, but I trust your judgement looks like we are planning to plant on or around the same days, but because you are the pro, I will revise dates as needed to coincide with yours. Just love how my garden gets better and better every  year, but with the help of you tubers like you and others this year, H.O.P.E. will finally launch(Helping Other People Eat). Thank as always for a magnificent teaching tool. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

  43. Lagaronne59 on October 10, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you for your layout and planting schedule. I will be late starting this year but look forward to planting most of my vegetables next week. I live in the Toronto area Zone 5

  44. Gratitude Ranch on October 10, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Hey Patrick,
    I was wondering how you know when to use one or two layers of protection?
    I’m trying to learn how to really get more out of what we grow.
    Thanks again for all your help.

  45. Paula Beattie on October 10, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you so much for this. What are the dimensions of your yard so I can relate to the beds. Thx

  46. Hilt Tilt on October 10, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Have you had any issue with pest issues within the hoop houses? Or do they tend to stay dormant?

  47. Edgy Gardener on October 10, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I cannot tell you how this has helped my brain. For the love of spreadsheets and pre-planning – – thank you. thank you. thank you. My first raised bed is being installed today and my first year of vegetable gardening will begin.

  48. Sun's Out Productions on October 10, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I subscribed. I’m doing a Canadian zone 5b gardening vlog. Episode 3 coming soon. Happy gardening, everyone!

  49. Jennie Hoover on October 10, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    This is so helpful! Thank you so much!!

  50. PotatoesIsLife on October 10, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    And normally you keep all of this information in your head! Thanks for the free info.

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