Planting Dates for FallPlanting Dates for SpringHow to Use the Planting CalendarThis planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden based on frost dates. Please note:The " Frost Dates " indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates.
The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Old-time farmers swear that this practice results in a larger, tastier harvest, so we've included planting by the Moon dates in our planting calendar, too. .
When to Plant Vegetables in Beckley, WV
Plant onion starts and potatoes around March 4. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws.
Now, for all the summer vegetables like beans, cowpeas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and sunflowers, you should plant those seeds directly into the ground around May 3, or if your soil is still very cold, once the soil is near 60° F in temperature. Many summer vegetables need more days to mature than your area will provide.
For that reason, we recommend you get a head-start by starting these summer vegetables indoors around April 13, and transplant those seedlings out after the danger of frost is past. .
10 Best Vegetables to Grow in West Virginia (2021 Guide)
Finding the best vegetables to grow in West Virginia was not as easy as I thought. That’s why I created a list of the 10 Best Vegetables to Grow in West Virginia! This ultimate guide will give you the best vegetables to grow, why you should grow them, and even how to grow them. Read THIS Before Growing Vegetables in West VirginiaKnowing what hardiness zone West Virginia is in is critical to understanding the best vegetables that can be grown. Common Growing Factors of West Virginia’s Best VegetablesAs a reminder, the below factors are common for the Best Vegetables to Grow in West Virginia: .
When to Plant Vegetables in West Virginia
The state is in the U.S.Department of Agriculture's hardiness zones 5b to 7a, and you can plant vegetables in the ground, in beds or in containers in early spring across the state after the last frost has passed in the area. AdvertisementSeasonal Planting RangePlanting a vegetable garden is often thought of as a rite of spring and early summer. In West Virginia, with its many mild climate zones, the planting season is broader and later-summer planting as well as fall planting can extend the growing and harvest seasons.
AdvertisementLate summer and fall planting is a perfect time to seed a second and third harvest of spring planted vegetables including cucumbers, lima beans, lettuce, beets, green snap beans and squash. Later summer and fall planted vegetables can be grown specifically for preserving and freezing for use over the winter. .
West Virginia Botanic Garden
There are a variety of educational and recreational programs at the West Virginia Botanic Garden year-round. See if they coincide with your visit to the Garden. (Pre-registration is strongly suggested for all programs, and required for many. Read program descriptions for details.) .
Into the Garden: Tips for planting wildflowers
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