Garden Planting Dates for NJ Zone 6

Garden Planting Dates for NJ Zone 6

Mid-May isn’t the only time to plant a veggie garden, you know! New gardeners who are looking to expand beyond tomatoes and cucumbers may be interested to learn which crops should be planted at what time of year – spring, summer, and fall.

Below, an overview of our NJ Zone 6 garden planting schedule, with links to articles that we have written on each plant or season.

In addition to the below articles, we have detailed complete planting information for every month of the spring, summer and fall gardening seasons available in our handy NJ Zone 6 Gardening E-Guide.

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Early spring:

Peasradishes, mustard, beetscarrotsspinach, turnips, Brussels sprouts, kale, chives, strawberriesonionslettuce

For more information, read When and How to Start Prepping Your Garden Beds in New Jersey , How to Grow Strawberries Organically and When to Plant Early Spring Vegetables in NJ.


Mid spring:

Broccoli, lettuceonions, potatoes, leeks, Swiss chard

For more information, read Getting Your Raised Garden Beds Ready for Spring Planting and When to Plant Early Spring Vegetables in NJ.


Late spring:

Cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, pattypan squash, mesclun, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, sweet potatoes, parsleycilantrothymerosemarybasiloregano, celery, lemon balm, mint, pole beans, bush beans, corn, nasturtium, marigolds, sunflowers

For more information, read How to Plant Cucumbers in NJ Zone 6Growing Herbs Successfully in NJ Zone 6 and Growing Tomatoes in New Jersey.


Early summer:

winter squash, pumpkins, lettuce


Mid summer:

broccolibeets, Swiss chard, kalelettucecabbage, collards, turnipscarrots, endive escarole, cauliflower, basil, escarole, endive

For more information, read What Vegetables Can You Plant in Mid Summer? and Cool Weather Crop: How to Grow Cabbage in NJ Zone 6.


Late summer:

beets, radishes, kale, spinach, turnips, broccoli, cabbage, onions, mesclun, lettuce


Early fall:

garlic, onions, spinach, turnips, rutabaga

For more information, read Fall Vegetable Planting Guide for NJ Zone 6 and When to Plant Fall Vegetables in NJ Zone 6.