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Vegetable Planting Calendar for USDA Zone 9

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix

Arizona and California

Vegetable Planting Calendar for USDA Zone 9

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FOOD PLANTS
Culinary Herbs
Fruit, Berries, Nuts
Peppers, Chilies
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Vegetable Calendar Zone 9

ORNAMENTALS
Grasses
Ground Cover
Perennials
Shrubs
Succulents
Trees and Palms
Vines

SPECIALTY GARDENS
Butterfly Garden
Erosion Control
Fragrance Garden
Hedges, Barriers, Screens
Hummingbird Garden
Long-Blooming
Winter-Blooming

GARDENING TIPS
Dealing with Critters
Digging Holes for Plants
Fruit: Selection, Cultivation
Garden Bed: Sterilizing
Landscaping
Microclimates
Plant Placement
Selecting Plants
Soil Prep for Vegetables
USDA Hardiness Zones
Planting, Watering, Shrubs, Trees

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Phoenix
Tucson

MEETINGS
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Tucson Meetings

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Vegetable
Harvest Days From:
Seed /(Transplant)

Seed Planting Dates

Transplant Planting Dates

Cool-Season Vegetables
Artichoke, Globe4-6 monthsNov 1 - Dec 15Jan 16 - Mar 30
Arugula40Sep 1 - Feb 15
Beet60-80Sep 1 - Mar 1
Bok Choy45Aug 16 - Feb 15
Broccoli120-130Aug 16 - Jan 1Sep 15 - Jan 15
Brussels Sprouts130-150Aug 16 - Nov 30Sep 1 - Nov 30
Cabbage120-130Aug 16 - Jan 15
Carrot60-100Aug 1 - Apr 30
Cauliflower120-130Aug 16 - Jan 15
Chard60-90Aug 16 - Jan 30
Chinese Cabbage70-80Aug 16 - Jan 15
Garlic5-7 monthsOct 1 - 30
Kale60-90Aug 16 - Dec 30
Leek180-200Aug 16 - Oct 15 / Jan 1-30
Lettuce, Head50-100Not recommended
Lettuce, Leaf**50-90Aug 16 - Feb 15
Onions, Bulb7-8 monthsOct 1 - Nov 30Dec 1 - Feb 15
Onions, Scallions90-100Aug 1 - Apr 30
Pea60-150Sep 16 - Feb 28
Potato(90-120)Jan 1 - Feb 28
Radish40-60Sep 1 - Apr 30
Spinach**40-90Sep 1 - Feb 28
Strawberry(30-45)Sep 21-Oct 20

Warm-Season Vegetables
Beans, Common60-90Mar 1-30
Beans, Green60-90Mar 16 - Apr 30
Beans, Lima60-120Mar 16 - Apr 15
Black-eyed Pea90-120Apr 1 - Aug 30
Corn70-90Feb 15 - Apr 15 / Jul 16 - Aug 30
Cucumber60-90Feb 15 - Apr 30 / Aug 16 - Sep 30
Eggplant(70-120)Mar 1-30
Melons, Cantaloupe80-120Feb 15 - Jul 30
Melons, Watermelon90-120Feb 15 - Mar 30
Okra70-100Mar 15 - May 30
Pepper/Chilies(90-120)Feb 15 - Mar 30
Squash, Summer60-90Mar 1 - Apr 30 / Aug 16 - Sep 15
Squash, Winter, Pumpkin90-120Mar 1-31 / Jul 1 - Aug 16
Sunchoke [J. Artichoke](6-8 months)Jan 15 - May 30
Sweet Potato(120-160)Mar 1 - Jun 30
Tomato / Tomatillo(50-120)Feb 15 - Mar 30
Tomato, Cherry(50-60)Feb 15 - Mar 30 / Jul 15 - Aug 16


Protect from occasional frost between November 15 and March 15.
Some plants need protection when temperatures drop below 40°F.

** Use heat-tolerant, bolt-resistant varieties for winter and spring planting. These will last even into summer.
A source for heat-tolerant and bolt-resistant seeds: Native Seeds/Search

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