Calculating Your Fall Planting Schedule
Down below you will find a couple planting calculators that you can use to calculate when to plant certain veggies for them to be ready to harvest during the winter. But, in order to calculate the dates specific to your region you'll need your average first frost date. Here's a resource to find that:
Calculate Your Average First and Last Frost Dates
(Old Farmer's Almanac)
And now for the fall planting calculators:
Fall Planting Calculator – Johnny’s Selected Seeds
(simple but effective)
Fall Planting Calculator – Seeds for Generations
(requires opt-in but is a bit more detailed)
Leisa Marie MountsAugust 26, 2019
None of the links cover GARLIC, Not pointing out because I need the info, but pointing out for those who do need to know the dates! Thanks for everything y’all are doing, it is super helpful!
PaulAugust 30, 2019
Gotcha! Thanks for pointing that out Leisa!
Jane Elizabeth BrakhageOctober 20, 2022
Yes! Information on garlic is what I am looking for! Please. I’m loving the site so far!
TheMitchellsFarm@gmail.comOctober 23, 2022
Note that garlic is not included in our planting chart. It’s a popular fall crop, but the dates vary wildly based on location and it’s really best to gauge garlic planting dates with a soil thermometer. When the soil temperature is 60°F (15.6°C) at a depth of 4 inches, then plant your garlic. We’d advise checking our Garlic Growing Guide for more information.
TJanuary 18, 2023
So I am planting fruit trees. But there’s nothing on the site for that?
randyMarch 16, 2023
recently saw a YouTube video on getting garlic from supermarket and sprouting the bulbs. it looked valid but i know there are messages against regrowing produce from the store. some of it is valid. if i follow this hack will i need to overwinter this garlic like i do with sets in Northern Illinois? will shallots work the same way?