Warm Season Veggie Planting Dates
Now that most of us have our last freeze and/or frost behind us, here's the recommended planting dates for warm-season crops:
MAR 25 - APR 30
Sweet Corn (can plant old-fashioned corn earlier, but supersweet types near soil temps greater than 60 degrees)
Beans (except Lima,perhaps)
APR 10-30 OR LATER
Lima Bean (needs soil temp at 65 in order to germinate well)
MAY 1 - 20
Cantaloupe, muskmelon and other assorted melons
MAY 1 - JUNE 10
MAY 15 - JUNE 15
For most of the above, you need soil temperatures of at least 60 degrees to get good, quick seed germination. The later their recommended planting date on this list, the warmer they like the soil, so for most of the veggies that have May recommended planting dates, soil temps of 60-70 degrees are even better,
Often people plant tomatoes and peppers at the same time, but tomatoes are more tolerant of cool air and soil temps. Peppers do better if you wait a couple of weeks after putting tomatoes in the ground.
So, y'all, let the planting games begin!