Vegetable Planting Guide

This is a vegetable planting guide for zone 8b.

If you are like me and like to push the boundaries of when vegetables can to be planted, it is helpful to know the frost dates for zone 8b.

Spring Frost Date – March 8

Fall Frost Date – November 20

We WILL have frosty weather from December 10 – February 15.

We WILL NOT have frosty weather from March 28 – November 1.

Please remember that these days are not etched in stone.  If you are brave, and plant early or late, be prepared to cover your crops.

Now on to the Vegetable Planting Guide:  (This does not include all the vegetables, but hopefully gives you an idea where to start.)

Vegetables to plant in January for zone 8b:

  • beets
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • celery
  • chinese cabbage
  • kale
  • kohirabi
  • leek
  • mustard
  • onions – bunching
  • peas, english
  • potatoes
  • radishes
  • turnips

Vegetables to plant in February for zone 8b:

  • beets
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • chinese cabbage
  • collards
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • endive/escarole
  • kale
  • kohlrabi
  • lettuce
  • mustard
  • onions – bunching
  • peas, english
  • peppers
  • potatoes
  • radishes
  • tomatoes
  • turnips

Vegetables to plant in March for zone 8b:

  • beans, bush and pole
  • beans, lima
  • beets
  • cantaloupe
  • carrots
  • celery
  • collards
  • corn
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • endive/escarole
  • kohlrabi
  • lettuce
  • mustard
  • okra
  • onions – bunching
  • peas, english
  • peas, southern
  • peppers
  • potatoes
  • potatoes, sweet
  • pumpkin
  • radish
  • squash, summer
  • squash, winter
  • tomatoes
  • turnips
  • watermelon

Vegetables to plant in April for zone 8b:

  • beans, bush and pole
  • beans, lima
  • cantaloupe
  • collards
  • corn
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • mustard
  • okra
  • peas, southern
  • peppers
  • potatoes, sweet
  • pumkin
  • squash, summer
  • tomatoes
  • turnips
  • watermelon

Vegetables to plant in May for zone 8b:

  • beans, lima
  • eggplant
  • mustard
  • okra
  • peas, southern
  • potatoes, sweet

Vegetables to plant in June for zone 8b:

  • beans, lima
  • eggplant
  • okra
  • peas, southern
  • potatoes, sweet

Vegetables to plant in July for zone 8b:

  • beans, lima
  • eggplant
  • okra
  • peas, southern
  • peppers
  • watermelon

Vegetables to plant in August for zone 8b:

  • beans, bush and pole
  • lima beans
  • corn
  • cucumbers
  • southern peas
  • peppers
  • pumpkin
  • summer squash
  • winter squash
  • tomatoes
  • watermelon
  • broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip

Vegetables to plant in September for zone 8b:

  • beans, bush and pole
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • brussel sprouts
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • collards
  • cucumbers
  • endive/escarole
  • garlic
  • kale
  • kohlrabi
  • leeks
  • lettuce
  • mustard
  • onions, bulbing and bunching
  • radishes
  • rutabaga
  • turnips
  • summer squash

Vegetables to plant in October for zone 8b:

beets
broccoli
brussel sprouts
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
chinese cabbage
collards
garlic
kale
kohlrabi
leeks
lettuce
mustard
onions, bulbing and bunching
radishes
rutabaga
strawberry
turnips

Vegetables to plant in November for zone 8b:

  • beets
  • broccoli
  • brussel sprouts
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • chinese cabbage
  • collards
  • garlic
  • kale
  • kohirabi
  • leek
  • mustard
  • onions
  • radish
  • spinach

Vegetables to plant in December for zone 8b:

  • beets
  • broccoli
  • brussel sprouts
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • chinese cabbage
  • collards
  • kale
  • kohirabi
  • leek
  • mustard
  • onions
  • radishes


Comments

Vegetable Planting Guide — 5 Comments

  1. Pingback: Vegetables to plant in February - Char's Gardening

    • Yes this planting schedule is for outdoor planting. I have been going by this list and it has been working for me, I live in Navarre Florida. You can start seedling indoors to get a head start if you wish. I do this for my summer veggies like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. I direct seed everything else. I don’t have a list here on my blog, but some plants do not like to be transplanted and need to be direct seeded. Good luck and good luck with the garden! Just a note, potatoes are on the January list, if you plan on planting them wait until this cold front goes through. Stay warm!

  2. I am relatively new to vegetable gardening. Is this planting schedule for the seeds into the outside garden? Or should I have seedlings that I am planting outdoors according the schedule?

  3. Hi,
    Great article! Is there any guidance on which vegetables are best planted next to each other?
    We have 6 raised beds we will be working with.
    Thanks, John

  4. I am in Western Wa, USDA Zone 8b. We are planting bare root asparagus in a raised bed for the first time. Am I safe to do it now? We are still having a lot of rain, leaving our well drained soil to be wet. If so, and the rain continues, should I plant crowns in deep, individual nursery pots to add in a couple weeks?

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