Planting Calendar

Planting by Month on the Mid-Peninsula

Here’s an abbreviated monthly list of what to plant and when. For a fuller monthly planting list, please purchase the Common Ground Planting Calendar, on your next visit.

Month Sow Directly Start in Flats Transplant
February Beets, carrots, chard, onions, peas and snow peas, potatoes, radishes, spinach Bak choi, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, lovage  
March Beets, carrots, chard, radishesFlowers: nasturtiums Eggplant, lettuce, peppers, tomatoesFlowers: marigolds, herbs, parsley Brassicas (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.), celery, lettuce
April/May Beans, beets, carrots, chard, corn, melons, okra, peanuts, pumpkins, soybeans, spinach and New Zealand spinach, squashFlowers and herbs: borage, cosmos, morning glory, sunflowers, dill Cucumbers, lettuceFlowers: Petunias, yarrow, zinniasHerbs: Sweet basil, sage, summer savory Eggplant, lettuce, bell peppers and hot peppers, tomatoesFlowers: marigolds
June Beans, beets, carrots, chard, collards, corn, mustard greens, rutabagas, soybeans, New Zealand spinach, squash, zucchiniFlowers: CosmosHerbs: dill, salsify CucumberLeaf lettuceHerbs: Basil Cucumber, leaf lettuce, tomatoesFlowers: Marigolds, petunias, zinniasHerbs: Basil
July Beans, corn Leaf lettuce Leaf lettuceFlowers: Marigolds, zinnias
August Beets, carrots, garlic, parsnips, peas, spinach and New Zealand spinachFlowers: California poppy, nasturtiums, sweet peas, sweet alyssum Brassicas including brussels sprouts, celery, leeks, lettuce, onionsFlowers: calendula, marigolds, pansy, stock Leaf lettuceFlowers: violas
Sept/Oct Beets, carrots, chard, garlic, parsnips, peas, radishes, spinachFlowers: California poppy, sweet peas Brassicas, celery, leeks, lettuce, onionsFlowers: calendula, stock Brassicas, celery, leeks, lettuceFlowers: Carnations, pansies, stock
November Fava beansBulbs: anemone, crocus, daffodils, tulips Lettuce Brassicas, celery, leeks, lettuceFlowers: calendula, stock