Vegetables are something that differ from one another in size, shape, and taste. Along with that, planting vegetables also have their preferred conditions for growing. Here is a vegetable growing season chart for you. So, if you are looking for having your own vegetable garden, then it is very important for you to know about the climate and conditions that your vegetables will need. This post includes vegetable growing season chart, vegetables to grow in summer and vegetables to grow in winter.
Vegetables are generally divided in two groups that is cool and warm season. So, if you want to prepare your own vegetable garden, here is what you need to follow and do.
Vegetable growing season chart
|Month||North India||South India|
|JANUARY||Brinjal||Lettuce, Spinach, Gourds, Melons, Radish, Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Okra, Brinjal, Bean|
|FEBRUARY||Applegourd, Bittergourd, Bottle gourd, Cucumber, French Beans, Okra, Sponge, Gourd, Watermelon, Spinach||Lettuce, Spinach, Gourds, Melons, Radish, Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Okra, Brinjal, Bean|
|MARCH||Applegourd, Bittergourd, Bottle gourd, Cucumber, French Beans, Okra, Sponge, Gourd, Watermelon, Spinach||Amaranthus, Coriander, Gourds, Beans, Melons, Spinach, Okra|
|APRIL||Capsicum||Onion, Amaranthus, Coriander, Gourds, Okra, Tomato, Chilli|
|MAY||Onion, Pepper, Brinjal||Okra, Onion, Chilli|
|JUNE||All gourds, Brinjal, Cucumber, Cauliflower (Early), Okra, Onion, Sem, Tomato, Pepper||All Gourds, Solanaeceae, Almost all vegetables|
|JULY||All gourds, Cucumber, Okra, Sem, Tomato||All Gourds, Solanaeceae, Almost all vegetables|
|AUGUST||Carrot, Cauliflower, Radish, Tomato||Carrot, Cauliflower, Beans, Beet|
|SEPTEMBER||Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Lettuce||Cauliflower, Cucumber, Onion, Peas, Spinach|
|OCTOBER||Beet, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Spinach, Turnip||Brinjal, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cucumber, Beans,Peas, Spinach, Turnip, Watermelon|
|NOVEMBER||Turnip, Tomato, Radish, Pepper, Peas, Beet||Beet, Eggplant, Cabbage, Carrot, Beans, Lettuce, Melon, Okra, Turnip|
|DECEMBER||Tomato||Lettuce, Pumpkin, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Ash gourd, Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd, Bottle gourd, Cucumber, Chilly, Cabbage,|
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So after seeing the vegetable growing season chart, let’s move on to :-
When to plant vegetables?
Sowing your crops just at the right time of the year is very important. The place can be outdoors or it can be indoors.
The best time for planting vegetables in a vegetable garden is sown during the spring season i.e. from March to May. However, there are a few of them that needs to be sown a little earlier and it depends totally on the temperature and weather conditions.
The best time to harvest is during mid of summer. However, for some vegetables like carrots, potatoes, radish, and beans, will have to be harvested a little earlier.
Some of the veggies like tomatoes, cabbage, and marrows will need different kind of propagation where the sowing will start inside the vegetables.
Vegetables to grow in winter
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What vegetables to grow in winter? When the range of temperature is 40 degrees and 75 degrees, cool season veggies grow the best. These veggies are usually the crops that have roots, stems, buds, and leaves that you can eat. Some of the example are spinach, broccoli, and potatoes.
In regions that are warmer, there is a need to plant cool-season that can happen in late winter and even in early spring.
Vegetables to grow in summer
What vegetables to grow in summer? Tomatoes, peppers, and okra are vegetables that are grown during warm season. They have fruits that are edible and no other parts like roots, leaves, or stems can be eaten like the cool season veggies.
You also can plant warm-season veggies in your vegetable garden as well indoors.
Some of the vegetables that grow best with the warmth of summer includes cucumber, okra, peanuts, tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, beans, and eggplant.
We hope this vegetable growing season chart will help you in your gardening.
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