Zone 6 has medium length growing season. Most vegetable varieties will have no problem maturing before your first frost date. With a last frost date of May 1st and first frost date of November 1st. Zone 6 Hardiness DatesLast Frost Date First Frost Date May 1 November 1Use your last and first frost dates to calculate your planting schedules. Starting seeds indoors before your last frost date will give you a jump start on the growing season. .
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When to Plant Vegetables in Zone 6
After many years of tweaking planting times and dates, I made a chart of when to sow seeds indoors, transplant and direct sow vegetables into the garden for USDA Planting Zone 6. But with so many requests from you all on when exactly to plant for a zone 6 garden, I finally buckled down and got it done.
I have specifically tailored the planting dates to my exact climate conditions in Zone 6 (I am in 6b to be exact). However, within zone 6 your average last frost date may vary a bit from mine.
Direct Sow= Plant seeds directly in the garden outdoors. .
Zone 6 Vegetable Planting Calendar/Schedule
To get the most out of your vegetable garden, you need to do a little planning. Knowing when to start your seeds and transplant them outdoors will help to maximize your harvest.
You should adjust the planting dates relative to your particular area, and the specific variety of vegetables going into your garden. The exact values may be slightly off (~2 weeks) for your particular zone. The chart below is intended to assist in scheduling garden events, as well as selecting complimentary garden vegetables for growing in your garden.
Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds
Enter your locationEnter your location above to get your spring and fall planting dates! Vegetable Planting CalendarFind out when to plant vegetables with the Almanac's planting guide! We'll tell you the earliest dates to plant vegetables in the spring and the last dates that you can plant for a fall harvest, based on average frost dates for your location. For spring planting dates, you can always calculate the planting dates yourself using our Frost Dates Calculator.) Our fall planting dates consider which crops are more hardy versus tender, and we've also made adjustments for the harvesting period. .
Zone Six Gardening: The Perfect Fruits and Vegetables for Your Zone
Fruits to Grow in Zone 6The lower the planting zone number the cooler the temperatures can get. Also, realize some fruits should only be grown as an annual in this planting zone because they can’t survive the harsh winters.
Here are the fruits you should consider growing in planting zone six:1. Vegetables to Grow in Zone 6There are a variety of vegetables you can grow in planting zone six.
PeasIf you live in planting zone six, you should have an impressive experience when raising peas as long as they’re properly cared for. .