Here’s a time line for central Indiana for planting your vegetables:
- Mid-March. The earliest things you can plant in the garden.
- Potato Planting Tips: Put straw down on top of your ridge of soil.
- April 1st. These crops can take cold weather…in fact they prefer it.
- May 1st.
- May 15th.
- Early June.
What can I plant now in Indiana?
You can still direct seed snap and lima beans, sweet corn, beets and carrots. Long-season crops such as cucumbers, eggplants, melons, okra, peppers, pumpkins, squash and tomatoes can be planted until early to mid June in most parts of the state.
When should I plant seeds in northern Indiana?
Proper timing is crucial if you want the transplant to be the right size at planting time. Seeds of tomatoes, peppers and eggplant should be started about seven weeks before your outdoor planting date. Pumpkins, melons and squash should be started about four weeks before planting outdoors.
How early can you plant your garden?
For most crops, you should start seeds indoors about six to eight weeks before the last spring frost date. In the Midwest, plant your seeds indoors in the middle to end of April. In the South, the last frost can occur as early as the beginning of February, so plant your indoor seedlines then.
What can I plant in April in Indiana?
Cool-season crops that can be direct-seeded include peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips and Swiss chard. Plant transplants of cool-season crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and onions. Plant or transplant asparagus and rhubarb crowns.
When should I start planting tomatoes?
Start tomatoes indoors in seed-starting trays or recyclable pots, six to eight weeks before the last frost date in your area. In U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 and 9, start seeds as early as mid-January; in USDA zones 3 or 4, wait to start seeds until mid- to late March and early April.
When should I plant tomatoes in Indiana?
Whichever cultivars you choose to grow, note that all tomatoes are warm-season crops, meaning you should wait until after the date of average last frost in your area before you plant them. Usually, that is mid- to late April in southern Indiana and early to mid-May in northern Indiana.
What can I plant in Indiana in May?
GARDEN (Flowers, vegetables and small fruits) Make successive plantings of beans and sweet corn to extend the harvest season. Thin seedlings of early-planted crops such as carrots, lettuce, spinach, and beets to their proper spacing. Harvest early plantings of radishes, spinach, and lettuce.
Can I plant garden now?
You can start your indoor garden any time, regardless of the temperatures outside. As I mentioned, most of the crops above can handle light freezes. (Many of them actually prefer cold weather.) So it’s OK if your spring garden experiences a few frosts.
When can you plant green beans in Indiana?
The exact timing varies with the weather each year, but generally the frost-free date for Central Indiana is about May 10, about a week earlier for Southern Indiana and a week later for Northern Indiana. For continuous harvest throughout the summer, plant seed every 2 3 weeks until mid-summer.
When should I start my tomatoes indoors in Indiana?
Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Start these indoors around February 17. Then, around April 23 you should start watching the weather forecast and, as soon as no frost is forecast, go ahead and transplant those into the ground.
What zone is Indiana for planting?
The USDA Hardiness Zones for Indiana are 5 and 6, specifically 5b, and 6a, and 6b.
When should I start planting my garden in the spring?
The Best Time to Plant Your Garden For most of the United States, the best time to start spring crops is, well, now. But to get more exact planting recommendations based on your area, use this handy calendar. (As a general rule, you should plant hardy greens and cole crops a few weeks before your final frost. )
When should I start my outdoor garden?
Witz suggests starting seeds eight to 12 weeks before your area’s last expected frost date. Again, check your seed packet, garden center or local extension office for a plant-specific timeframe.
What temperature can vegetable plants tolerate?
A frost of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below will kill delicate vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, melons, peas and squash, notes the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.