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Marc Kessler's Veggie Planting Handout January 2009


Veggie Planting Schedule for Chico Area:

Plant Date Crop Harvest Date

January:  Potatoes May/June
Peas (pre-sprout) April
Brassicas (trans) April/May
Chard (direct) April/ May
Lettuce (trans) April/ May
Beets (direct) May

February: Lettuce (direct) May
Radish (direct) March/April

March: Tomatoes (trans) Summer/Fall
Peppers (trans) Summer/Fall
Eggplant (trans) Summer/Fall

April: Squash (trans) Summer/Fall
Melons (trans)  Summer/Fall
Beans (direct) Summer

May: Squash (direct)  Summer
Melons (direct) Summer
Corn (direct) Summer

June:  Tomatoes (trans) Fall
Peppers (trans) Fall
Squash (direct)  Fall
Melons (direct)  Fall
Corn (direct)  Summer

July:  Brassicas (trans) Fall/Winter
Corn (direct) Fall

August: Carrots (direct) Winter
Chard (trans) Winter
Lettuce (trans) Fall
Brassicas (trans) Winter
Leeks (trans) Winter

September: Same crops as August
Peas (pre-sprout) April

October:  Same crops as August 
Peas (pre-sprout) April

November: Onion Sets May
December:  None (gardener’s holiday month!)

Marc Kessler
California Organic Flowers LLC
2044 Oak Way
Chico, CA 95973
530.891.6265

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