Planting

You’ve been given a plot – now what?  If you need a little direction about what to plant then you have come to the right place! As a decidedly “Sunny microclimate” of the central CA coast, we can grow an impressive variety of veggies year-round. Scroll below to see what grows best when planted this season!

Recommended Resource:  “Golden Gate Gardening: the Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Coastal California,” by Pam Peirce. Pam also writes a popular garden column for the SF Chronicle. The book is a great resource, and Our Green Thumb now has a copy! To view it, just ask one of the managers. There’s also a great “Year Round Production” schedule in the book to help us to always have something to sow and to grow.

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Winter Planting Suggestions (Dec~Jan~Feb):
Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery,
Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Peas
Radishes, Spinach, Swiss chard, Turnips

Spring Suggestions (March~April~May):
Beans, Eggplant, Mustard Greens, Pumpkins, Turnip
Beets, Herbs, Okra, Rutabaga, Squash
Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Onions, Spinach (summer)
Carrots, Lettuce, Parsley, Swiss Chard (winter)
Cucumber (leaf type), Peppers, Tomatoes
Radish, Watermelon

[Best in March:
Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach]

[Best in April:
Beans, Broccoli, Bussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Corn, Cucumber, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Summer Squash, Spinach, Tomatoes]

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Fall Planting Suggestions (Sept~Oct~Nov):
Artichoke (rootstock)
Beet, until end of Sept.
Broccoli, until end of Sept.
Fava beans
Cabbage (plants), Sept. only
Carrots, Sept. only
Cauliflower (plants), until mid-Oct. only
Collards, until mid-Sept.
Garlic (sets), beginning in mid-Oct.
Leek
Lettuce
Onions (seeds), beginning mid-Sept.
Pea
Potato (tubers)
Radish (small), all year
Radish (winter), until end of Sept.
Spinach, until November
Swiss chard, all year
turnip, until mid-Oct.

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