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What Can I Plant Now? (+ Video)

When you use raised beds, they extend the season by warming faster in the spring and staying warm longer in the fall. Because you don’t have to wait for your soil to dry out to be tilled in the spring, you can get as much as three weeks extra use out of your Instant Organic Garden.

In general you plant your spring crops when your soil has warmed up enough for your spring seeds to germinate, about 40°. Your summer seeds are planted after the last frost date in your area. Fall crops are planted about a month before your first frost date and winter crops are planted a month later.

Perennial crops, like asparagus, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are planted in the spring or fall.


For example, in the Charlotte, NC area, the last frost date in the spring is April 15th, so you plant your Spring crops on February 15th and your summer crops on April 15th. The FIRST frost date in the Fall is November 15th, so you plant fall crops on August 15th and Winter crops on September 15th.

Some useful articles

What Can I Plant Now?

Summer Transplants


and for IOG members…

Seasonal Transitions

Maintaining Soil Fertility

Spring & Fall Transplanting