The Vegetable Garden

Zones 9-10 Planting Schedule

    When to Plant Vegetables for Zones 9-10

    Each USDA planting zone has its own schedule for sowing seeds. If you're new to vegetable gardening, you'll want to know that there is a right time to sow each variety of vegetable seed. By following our zone chart for both cool and warm season vegetables, you'll be sure to sow your seeds in the correct window of time, enabling optimum sprouting and yield. And don't forget, the seeds you pick are also of the greatest importance. Even if you are an old hand in the vegetable garden, we hope that our USDA zone planting chart will be a useful tool for organizing your spring and summer vegetable planting.

    Not sure what your USDA Zone is? Use our USDA hardiness zone finder.

    A Garden Planting Chart
    WARM SEASON VEGETABLES







    Crop Seeds/plants Per 100' Spacing (inches) Plants Seed depth (inches) Zone 9 Zone 10 Zone 10b
    Beans, bush

    1 lb.

    2-3

    1-2

    Mar-Apr

    Aug-Sept

    Feb-Apr

    Sept

    Sept-Apr

    Beans, pole

    ½ lb.

    3-6

    1-2

    Mar-Apr

    Aug-Sept

    Feb-Apr

    Aug-Sept

    Aug-Apr

    Beans, lima

    2 lb.

    3-4

    1-2

    Mar-Aug

    Feb-Apr

    Sept.

    Aug-Apr

    Cantaloupes

    ½ oz.

    24-36

    1-2

    Mar-Apr

    Feb-Apr

    Aug-Sept

    Feb-Mar

    Corn, sweet

    2 oz.

    12-18

    1-2

    Mar-Apr

    Aug

    Feb-Mar

    Aug-Sept

    Aug-Mar

    Cucumbers

    ½ oz.

    12-24

    1-2

    Feb-Apr

    Aug-Sept

    Feb-Mar

    Sept

    Sept-Mar

    Eggplant

    50 plts

    1 pkt

    24-36

    ½

    Feb-July

    Jan-Mar

    Aug-Sept

    Dec-Feb

    Aug-Oct

    Okra

    1 oz.

    6-12

    1-2

    Mar-July

    Mar-Aug

    Aug-Sept

    Peas, southern

    ½ oz.

    2-3

    1-2

    Mar-Aug

    Mar-Sept

    Aug-Apr

    Peppers

    100 plts

    1 pkt

    12-24

    ½

    Feb-Apr

    July-Aug

    Jan-Mar

    Aug-Sept

    Aug-Mar

    Potatoes, sweet

    100 plts

    12-14

    ---

    Mar-June

    Feb-June

    Feb-June

    Pumpkin

    1 oz.

    36-60

    1-2

    Mar-Apr

    Aug

    Feb-Mar

    Aug

    Jan-Feb

    Aug-Sept

    Squash, Summer

    1½ oz.

    24-36

    1-2

    Mar-Apr

    Aug-Sept

    Feb-Mar Aug-Sept

    Jan-Mar

    Sept-Oct

    Squash, Winter

    1 oz.

    36-48

    1-2

    Mar

    Aug

    Feb-Mar

    Aug

    Jan-Feb

    Sept

    Tomatoes, Stake

    70 plts

    1 pkt

    18-24

    ½

    Feb-Apr

    Aug

    Jan-Mar

    Sept

    Aug-Mar

    Tomatoes, Ground

    35 plts

    1 pkt

    36-40

    ½

    "

    "

    "

    Tomatoes, Container




    "

    "

    "

    Watermelon, Large

    1/8 oz.

    48-60

    1-2

    Mar-Apr

    July-Aug

    Jan-Mar

    Aug

    Jan-Mar

    Aug-Sept

    Watermelon, Small

    1/8 oz.

    15-30

    "

    "

    "

    "

    Watermelon, Seedless

    70 plts

    15-30

    "

    "

    "

    "

    COOL SEASON VEGETABLES

    Beets

    1 oz.

    3-5

    ½ - 1

    Sept-Mar

    Oct-Mar

    Oct-Feb

    Broccoli

    100 plts

    1/8 oz.

    12-18

    ½ - 1

    Aug-Feb

    Aug-Jan

    Sept-Jan

    Brussels Sprouts

    100 plts

    1/8 oz

    18

    ½ - 1

    Sept-Nov

    Oct-Nov

    Oct-Dec

    Cabbage

    (1/8 oz)

    100 plts

    12-24

    ½ - 1

    Sept-Feb

    Sept-Jan

    Sept-Jan

    Carrots

    1/8 oz.

    1-3

    ½

    Sept-Mar

    Oct-Mar

    Oct-Feb

    Cauliflower

    55 plts

    (1/8 oz)

    18-24

    ½ - 1

    Jan-Feb

    Aug-Oct

    Oct-Jan

    Oct-Jan

    Celery

    150 plts

    (1/8 oz)

    6-10

    ¼ - ½

    Jan-Mar

    Aug-Feb

    Oct-Jan

    Chinese cabbage

    125 plts

    (1/8 oz)

    12-24

    ¼ - ¾

    Oct-Feb

    Oct-Jan

    Nov-Jan

    Collards

    100 plts

    (1/8 oz)

    10-18

    ½ - 1

    Feb-Apr

    Aug-Nov

    Aug-Mar

    Aug-Feb

    Endive/Escarole

    100 plts

    8-12

    ½

    Feb-Mar

    Sept

    Jan-Feb

    Sept

    Sept-Jan

    Kale

    100 plts

    (1/8 oz)

    12-18

    ½ - 1

    Sept-Feb

    Sept-Jan

    Sept-Jan

    Kohlrabi

    1/8 oz.

    3-5

    ½ - 1

    Sept-Mar

    Oct-Mar

    Oct-Feb

    Leek

    ½ oz.

    2-4

    ½

    Sept-Mar

    Sept-Feb

    Oct-Jan

    Lettuce: Crisp, Butter-head, Leaf & Romaine

    100 plts

    8-12

    ½

    Feb-Mar

    Sept-Oct

    Sept-Mar

    Sept-Jan

    Mustard

    ¼ oz.

    1-6

    ½ - 1

    Sept-May

    Sept-Mar

    Sept-Mar

    Onions, Bulbing

    300 plts or sets,

    1 oz seed

    4-6

    ½ - 1

    Sept-Dec

    Sept-Dec

    Sept-Nov

    Onions, Bunching

    800 plts or sets,

    1 - 1½ oz seed

    1-2

    2-3

    Aug-Mar

    Aug-Mar

    Sept-Mar

    Onions, Multipliers

    "

    6-8

    ½ - ¾

    "

    "

    "

    Parsley

    ¼ oz.

    8-12

    ¼
    Sept-Mar

    Oct-Feb

    Sept-Jan

    Peas, English

    1 lb.

    2-3

    1-2

    Jan-Mar

    Sept-Mar

    Sept-Feb

    Potatoes

    15 lbs.

    8-12

    3-4

    Jan-Mar

    Jan-Feb

    Sept-Jan

    Radish

    1 oz.

    1-2

    ¾
    Sept-Mar

    Sept-Mar

    Oct-Mar

    Spinach

    1 oz.

    3-5

    ¾
    Oct-Nov

    Oct-Nov

    Oct-Jan

    Strawberry

    100 plts

    10-14

    ---

    Oct-Nov

    Oct-Nov

    Oct-Nov

    Turnips

    ¼ oz.

    4-6

    ½ -1

    Jan-Apr

    Aug-Oct

    Jan-Mar

    Sept-Nov

    Oct-Feb

    This schedule is a general guide for the zone, please check with your local extension office for precise information for your specific area. Copyright © thevegetablegarden.info 2011.