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Planting Guide

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PLANTING GUIDE     -     Miller Plant Farm, 430 Indian Rock Dam Road, York, PA ~ Phone: 717-741-2631



 Seed/
100 feet

 Plants/
100 feet

Space
between
rows (ft)

Space
between
palnts (inches)

 Depth
of Planting
(inches)

 Approx. field
planting dates

 Time to
maturity
(days)

Vegetables

             

Asparagusb

1/2 oz

50-78

4

18-24

6-8

April

2 - 3 years

Beans, dwarf snap

8 oz

1.5-3

3-4

1-1.5

May 1 - Aug 1

50-65

Beans, pole snap

4 oz

4

4-8

1-1.5

May 15 - June 1

50-75

Beans, green shell

8 oz

2-3

2-4

1-1.5

May 15 - July 1

90-100

Beans, dry shell

8 oz

2-3

2-4

1-1.5

May 15 - June 1

90-100

Beans, dwarf lima

1 lb

1.5-3

4-8

1-1.5

May 20 - June 10

75-80

Beans, pole lima

8 oz

4

6-8

1-1.5

May 20 - June 1

80-100

Beets

1 oz

1-1.5

1-3

.5-1

April 1 - July 10

50-70

Broccoli, earlyb

1/4 oz

60

3

12-24

plants

April 1 - April 15

75-100

Broccoli, late

1/4oz

60

3

18-24

plants

June 15 - July 10

90-100

Brussel sproutsb

1/4 oz

60

3

18-24

plants

May 15 - June 15

90-130

Cabbage, earlyb

1/4 oz

70

2-3

9-18

plants

April 15 - May 20

60-90

Cabbage, late

1/4 oz

60

2-3

9-24

.5

June 15 - July 1

90-120

Cabbage, Chinese

1/4 oz

1.5-3

10-18

.5

July 15

75-100

Carrots

1/2 oz

1-2

1-3

.25-.5

April 1 - July 10

55-90

Cauliflower, earlyb

1/4 oz

60

2-3

12-18

plants

April 1 - April 15

75-100

Cauliflower, late

1/4 oz

60

2-3

12-18

.5

June 15 - July 10

90-120

Celery, earlyb

1/4 oz

200

2-3

4-6

plants

April 20 - May 15

75-100

Celery, late

1/4 oz

200

2-3

6

1/8

July 1 - July 15

100-120

Celeriacb

1/4 oz

200

2

4

1/8

July 1 - July 15

90-115

Chicory

1/2 oz

1.5-2

4-10

.25-.5

June 15

120-130

Chives

100

2-3

1-1.5

plants

April

Corn, sweet (early)

1/4 oz

2.5-3

8-10

1.5

May 1 - July 1

70-80

Corn, sweet (late)

1/4 oz

2.5-3

10-12

1.5

May 1 - July 1

85-100

Cress (upland)

1/4 oz

1-1.5

2-4

.25-.5

May 1 - June 15

60-80

Cucumberc

1/2 oz

3-6

12

1-1.5

May 10 - June 15

60-80

Dandelion

1/2 oz

150

1-2

3-6

.25-.5

April - Sept

175-200

Eggplantb

1/4 oz

60

3-4

18-24

plants

May 20 - June 1

90-100

Endiveb

1/4 oz

1.5-2

8-12

.25-.5

May 1 - July 15

60-90

Horseradish

100

3-4

12-15

6

April 1 - April 15

180

Kaleb

1/4 oz

1.5-2

12-24

.5

July 15 - Aug 1

50-200

Kohlrabib

1/4 oz

1.5-2

4-6

.5

April 1 - Aug 1

60-75

Leek

1/2 oz

1.5-2

3-4

.5

April 1 - April 15

130-180

Lettuceb

1/4 oz

1-2

9-15

1-1.5

April 1 - Aug 1

45-75

Muskmelonc

1/2 oz

5-6

12-24

1-1.5

May 15

85-100

Onion (plants)b

1/2 oz

600

1.5-2

3-4

plants

April 1 - April 15

110

Onion, sets

2 lb

1-2

1-3

.5

April 1 - April 15

100-120

Onion (for sets)

2 oz

1-1.25

crowded

25-.5

April 1 - April 15

90-100

Parsleyb

1/2 oz

1-1.5

4-12

25-.5

April 1 - Aug 1

60-90

Parsnip

1/2 oz

1.5-2

3-4

25-.5

April 15 - April 30

95-110

Peas

1 lb

2-3

2-3

1-1.5

April

50-80

Pepperb

1/4 oz

80

1.5-3

12-24

plants

May 20 - June 1

70-90

Potato, sweet

1 pk

80

3-3.5

12-18

plants

May 20

115-125

Pumpkin (vine)

1/2 oz

6-10

36-60

1

May 20 - June 1

90-110

Radish

1 oz

1

1

.5

April - August

25-35

Rhubarbb

1 oz

25

3-4

2-3

plants

April

2 years

Rutabaga

1/4 oz

1.5-2

5-8

.5

July 1

90-120

Salsify

1 oz

1-1.5

2-4

.5

April 1 - April 15

140-150

Spinach

1 oz

1-1.5

2-4

.5

April and August

40-60

Spinach, New Zealand

1 oz

3-4

24-36

1

April 15

60-80

Squash, winter

1 oz

6-10

36-60

1

May 15 - June 1

90-110

Squash, summerc

1 oz

3-5

36-60

1

May 15 - June 1

50-80

Swiss chard

1 oz

1.5-3

6-12

.5-1

April 15

50-60

Tomatob

1/4 oz

40

3-5

36-60

plants

May 20 - June 1

75-100

Tomato, stakedb

1/4 oz

75

3-4

15.24

plants

May 20 - June 1

75-100

Turnip

1/2 oz

1-2

2-6

.25-.5

April - July 25

50-80

Watermelonc

1/2 oz

6-10

24-36

1

May 20 - June 1

70-95

a Exact amounts will vary according to planting distances.

b Crops that can be started indoors and transplanted to the field. c Crops that require special treatment for transplanting.

d For wheel hoe cultivation; distance between rows may depend upon type of cultivator to be used. e Dates for Central Pennsylvania

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