Zone 8 Vegetable Planting Guide Posted on 11 Jan 15:35 , 2 comments

Zones 8 has a medium/moderate growing window for gardening. With a last frost date as early as March 1st to March 30th and first frost date as late as October 30th to November 30th. First and last frost days may vary by 2 weeks (or more depending on the weather).

If you'd like to get a jump-start on Spring and Fall planting, it is possible to extend your season by starting seeds indoors. A simple setup might be a shop light over a table or as elaborate as a heated greenhouse or multiple racks with lights.

We hope that our USDA Zone Specific SEED planting guide with be a helpful tool in your garden planning and planting!



Start seeds indoors: Asparagus, Cabbage, Celery, Lettuce, Mustard,  Onion, Peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips



Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

A greenhouse can extend your season


Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Corn, Eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, PeasPeppers, Radish, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes and Turnips.



Start Seeds outside: Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Dill, Eggplant, Endive, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, Okra, Onion, Oregano, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, SpinachSquash (Summer & Winter), Swiss Chard, Tomatoes,  Turnips and Watermelon.

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds inside or outside depending on weather


Start Seeds outside: ArugulaBeans: bush, pole, snap and lima, Beets, Cantalope, Chard, Collards, Corn: dent, field, popcorn & sweet, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Melons, Muskmelon, Okra, Parsley,  Southern Peas,  Peppers, Pumpkin, RadishSummer Squash & Winter Squash, Tomato and Watermelon

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds outside

Transplant: all remaining indoor seedlings


Start Seeds outside in early June: Lima Beans, Chard, Corn: Dent field, popcorn & sweet, Melons, Okra, Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Summer Spinach (malabar), Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Tomatoes and Watermelon 

There's still time to plant HERBS and WILDFLOWER seeds!


Start Seeds outside: Beans: bush, Chard, CornPumpkin and Cherry Tomatoes


Plant Seeds outside or indoors for Fall: Arugula, Bush Beans, Beets, Broccoli, CabbageCarrots, Cauliflower, Chives, Collards, Cucumber, Kohlrabi, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Radish, Peas, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Cherry Tomatoes and Turnips



Plant seeds outside: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onion sets, Mustard, Radish, Spinach and Turnips



Plant seeds outside: ArugulaCabbage, Collards, Lettuce,  Radish and Spinach



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