Plant duringFebruary and Marchin eastern North Carolina, and March, April and May in the western part of the state. Cover seeds with 4 inches of soil and water regularly. Avoid very wet and cold planting periods.
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What is the North Carolina planting calendar?
The North Carolina Planting Calendar gives suggested outdoor planting dates, cultivars, and spacing distance between plants. Table 16鈥?. Temperatures and time required to grow plants for transplanting into the garden.
How early can you plant vegetables in North Carolina?
Keep in mind that the planting dates can be as much as 10 to 20 days earlier in western North Carolina and 7 to 14 days later in the NC coastal plain. Be sure to adjust the planting dates for a specific location by noting the frost date and counting backward on the calendar the days to maturity of the vegetables.
When is the best time to plant a garden?
Planting calendars are designed to calculate the best time to start seeds and plant a garden. Timing for all planting is based on first and last frost dates. For example, if planting in hardiness zone 5, the last frost date is generally between April 1st 鈥?April 15th, and the first frost date typically falls between October 16th 鈥?October 31st.
When can you plant turnips in North Carolina?
Seeding of shorter-season vegetables, such as turnips and leafy greens, can be delayed until September 1 in the NC piedmont. Keep in mind that the planting dates can be as much as 10 to 20 days earlier in western North Carolina and 7 to 14 days later in the NC coastal plain.