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Virginia's Home Garden Vegetable Planting Guide: Recommended Planting Dates and Amounts to Plant

426-331 (SPES-170P) Selecting appropriate planting dates is a critical component of successful vegetable gardening. Vegetables vary widely in their preferred growing conditions and tolerance to temperature extremes, both cold and hot. Understanding the local frost-free period aids in selecting appropriate planting dates. This publication uses U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones for guidance in selecting planting dates for spring- and fall-planted vegetables for the home garden in Virginia. BW, DS, 24#, Staple upper left, 8 pages