Planting vegetables at home for beginners | Zone 5B

Planting vegetables at home for beginners | Zone 5B

Planting calendar – Zone 5B

https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar

What I did this year:

00:36 — 12 weeks before (Feb 14)
winter sowing: poppy seeds

01:31 — 10 weeks before (Feb 27)
start seeds indoors: peppers, eggplant, marjoram

04:13 — 8 weeks before (Mar 13)
start seeds indoors: tomatoes, basil, cabbage, kale

06:12 — 6 weeks before (Mar 28)
start seeds indoors: swiss chard, lettuce
start seeds outdoors: radish (16 in 1 sqft), spinach (9 in 1 sqft), peas (8 in 1 sqft)

07:48 — 5 weeks before (Apr 4)
start seeds outdoors: carrot (16 in 1 sqft), dill (4 in 1 sqft)

09:05 — 4 weeks before (Apr 11)
start seeds indoors: summer squash, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe
start seeds outdoors: parsley (4 in 1 sqft)
transplants: cabbage (1 in 1 sqft), kale (1 in 1 sqft)

11:31 — 2 weeks before (Apr 25)
winter sowing: marigolds, asters, sweet william
start seeds outdoors: beets (9 in 1 sqft), peas (pre-soak for 24 hours, 8 in 1 sqft)
transplants: lettuce/swiss chard (4 in 1 sqft)

12:49 — 1 week before (May 1)
transplants: bush tomatoes (1 in 9 sqft)

14:03 — Last frost date (May 9)
start seeds outdoors: coriander (4 in 1 sqft)
transplants: basil (4 in 1 sqft), sage (1 in 1 sqft)

15:13 — 1 week after (May 16)
start seeds outdoors: beans (do NOT pre-soak, 9 in 1 sqft)
transplants: pepper (1 in 1 sqft), vine tomato (1 in 1 sqft)

17:26 — 2 weeks after (May 23)
transplants: summer squash (1 in 2 sqft), cucumbers (2 in 1 sqft), eggplant (1 in 1 sqft), watermelon/cantaloupe (1 in 2 sqft)

What I’m planning to do differently next year:

– start radish, spinach, peas 1 week later
– use winter-sowing for lettuce, swiss chard
– start tomatoes 2 weeks later
– start summer squash, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe 2 weeks later

16 Comments

  1. Jamina Cabral on November 13, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    When do you set your onion seeds?

  2. mark lawrence on November 13, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    New Subscriber. Chicago and Zone 5 native. Keep the videos coming

  3. Jeanine jāithevegan on November 13, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Where are your small plastic pots and shelving units from? I’m in Zone 5b Chicago, Illinois 🤓

  4. Linda O'Brien on November 13, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Chamomile tea helps prevent damp off. I make a strong tea using Chamomile tea bags, let it cool and put it in a spray bottle. Mist seeds/seedlings every day. I think Chamomile kills bacteria. Since I started using this tea, I haven’t lost any seedlings. I found this information in an old gardening book. I’m also from Chicago.
    Also if you plant Sweet Alyssum near your tomatoes, it will attract black wasps and the wasps lay their eggs on horn worm/caterpillars when they hatch they eat the caterpillars, very effective 😉 and no chemicals needed.
    Great video I love your little helpers.

  5. Maine-Raye on November 13, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    What a wonderful video!! Thank you so much!

  6. Pippa Bartolotti on November 13, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you for this. I have moved from the temperate and mild Wales, UK, to upstate NY and have to learn everything all over again. It’s not just the planting though, its the critters! First you battle the weather, then you battle the wildlife. Don’t get me wrong, I love them all, but they do tend to take everything.

  7. Rachel OBrien on November 13, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I’m in York County Maine and we are a zone 5b. This video was very helpful. Thank you! 😊

  8. Samia Hammad on November 13, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Very helpful video. I’ll come back in Feb.

  9. cappykay on November 13, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Hi, loved your seed sowing explanations for Zone 5b, I am zone 5b, Aurora, Colorado, We are elevation 5900. I am curious what your elevation is in your location? We have very hot days and very cool nights here due to closeness to the sun and clear skies at night. Thank you, Catherine

  10. Kathie Chapman on November 13, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Great information..I am middle Tennessee transplant in Central maine area. I love growing my own food and canning

  11. Duppsy Daisy on November 13, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Did your little hummus containers have vent holes? Or drain holes?? (Germination containers )

  12. Sledhead on November 13, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    This was a very helpful video!

  13. ImPressed By Des on November 13, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Those are beautiful!

  14. umiluv on November 13, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    I need more space for my plants lol.

  15. Momma J on November 13, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Have fun gardening. Blessings ❤
    New subscriber

  16. joanna freedom on November 13, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    toilet paper is better then paper towel, try it.

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