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Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around August 25, but because of the heat during that time of year, it’s better to start them indoors around July 6 and then transplant them into the garden around August 15. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Start these indoors around January 22. Then, around March 28 you should start watching the weather forecast and, as soon as no frost is forecast, go ahead and transplant those into the ground.
Okay, now here are the cold, hard numbers, along with specific plants:

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Plant onion starts and potatoes around February 1. Sow the seeds of peas (sugar snap and english) at the same time. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws.
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Fall is the time to plant garlic. Around September 19, take your cloves apart and plant the toes about 3 to 4 inches deep. This may not be accurate! Garlic dates vary wildly around the country. The way to be sure is to use a soil thermometer. When the soil temperature is 60° at a depth of 4 inches, then plant your garlic.
Sow peas directly around August 20.

On average, your frost-free growing season starts Apr 1 and ends Nov 3, totalling 216 days. You will find both Spring and Fall planting guides on this page.

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