Zone 5 Planting Schedule
Hardiness Zones - Planting Months
For those of you in the UK and Europe, this guide can be applied. If you are on a different continent, the conditions will vary, as it can be a tropical or dry heat.
Planting zones, are areas of hardiness. A planting guide, that enables us to know when to plant vegetables, fruit and flowers. Each area within a zone has similar growing conditions, this standardization gives us a good guide to what we can grow and when to grow.
US Zones + Temperatures
UK Hardiness Zones
Table of Contents
February Planting Zone 5
Temperature: -20 to -10 F (-23 to -28 Celsius)
For both January and February, zone 5 is a quiet month. These are cold months where little can be done in the garden.
The same indoor preparations are continued from January.
April Planting Zone 5
Temperature: 45 to 61 F (7 to 16 Celsius)
Seeding: Spinach, radishes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, peas, and potatoes. Transplant cabbage, tomato, eggplant, and pepper seedlings outside. If there is any chance of frost, protect them with farmer’s fabric.
May Planting Zone 5
Temperature: 44 to 71 F (7 to 21 Celsius)
Flowers: Summer bulbs, asters. Plant new roses (prune old roses).
Harvesting: Peas, spinach, lettuce, asparagus, and radishes.
Pruning: Viburnums, forsythia, and other shrubs that bloom in spring.
Now it’s time to plant or transplant shrubs and trees before the summer heat comes.
June Planting Zone 5
Temperatures: 57 to 75 F (14 to 24 Celsius)
Seeding: Chard, kale, summer lettuce. Carrots, beets, radishes, and parsnips can be re-sown.
Harvesting: Lettuce, spinach, radishes, and turnips.
July Planting Zone 5
Temperature: 69 to 84 F (20 to 29 Celsius)
Make sure you regularly water to prevent drought, add mulch and straw to help retain water.
August Planting Zone 5
Start your fall garden
Temperature: 61 to 78 F (16 to 26 Celsius)
Seeding: Beets, carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, peas, radishes, spinach, turnips, and squash.
Harvesting: Tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, artichokes, eggplants, and plums.
September Planting Zone 5
Temperature: 53 to 75 F (12 to 24 Celsius)
Seeding: Beets, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, corn, lettuce, onion, kale, peas, peppers, tomatoes, squash, and Brussel sprouts (it’s best to have seedlings for some of these veggies ready, such as broccoli, cabbage, etc.).
Harvesting: Onion, peppers, tomatoes, beans, raspberries, zucchini, and potatoes.
November Planting Zone 5
Temperature: 33 to 54 F (1 to 12 Celsius)
Seeding: Garlic, flower bulbs, winter lettuce, and asters.
Harvesting: Harvest all the remaining root veggies.
Pruning: Any perennials (except roses and spring flowers), should be pruned to the height of 2-3 inches. Prone roses until they are 1 foot tall.
December Planting Zone 5
Temperature: 32 to 43 F (1 to 6 Celsius)
Harvesting: Kale, Brussels sprouts, leeks, winter cabbage, and parsnips.
Pruning: Evergreen trees, shrubs (you can use the pruning for decoration). Protect your trees with protective sheets and burlap.
Protect your crops in tunnels and greenhouses (winter lettuce, spinach, radish, etc.). Add covers, straw, and mulch.