Zone 7 Planting Schedule

Zone 7 Planting Schedule

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Hardiness Zone 7 - Planting Months

This planting calendar schedule, will take you through each month of the year, for zone 7.

For those of you in the UK and Europe, this guide can be applied.  If you are in a different continent, the conditions will vary, as it can be tropical or a 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

u.s.a hardiness planting zones chart 1 to 10

UK Hardiness Zones

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Essential Gardening Equipment

Soil pH Testing 

You need to make sure that you accurately test your soil to give your plants the best chance. This Apera kit has ±0.1 pH accuracy, see the star ratings over at Amazon.

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Germination

The best way to germinate your seeds so that they have a great start is with a germination kit. Seeds that are grown this way produce greater results. Check the specs of the MXIC over at Amazon

Spade

A trusted spade is a gardeners best friend, it helps you do the work. A long handled spade is the most effective type and this DeWit with a lifetime guarantee is our favorite – see the quality at Amazon.

Gardening Tool Set

For the finer work in the garden, we need those handy tools to help us cultivate. One that you can carry around in the garden is best and we like this well designed set with super reviews at Amazon.

Greenhouse

Every advanced gardener has a greenhouse and with so many benefits how can we do without. The acceleration and growth rate when using a greenhouse is worth the cost. The Exaco 116 square foot with safety glass is ideal at Amazon. On a budget see the poly tunnel at Amazon.

Dehydrating

One of the issues people have is that their crops produce all at once. The best way to overcome this is with a dehydrator so you can store your food for years and the flavor is amazing. The best one on the market is the Excalibur with a 10 year guarantee, see it at Amazon.

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January Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 0 to 10 F (-12 to -18 Celsius)

IndoorsParsley, onion, leeks, and celery. End of January you can add: cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli. As in flowers, you can start seeding geraniums, as they take longer to grow into seedlings.

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February Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 0 to 10 F (-12 to -17 Celsius)

Indoors: Kale, peppers, tomatoes, squash, basil, and melons

Seeding: Beets, carrots, onion, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, spinach, parsley, kale, and potatoes

At this point, you might want to protect the vegetables in polytunnels, with farmer’s fabric and similar.

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March Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 38 to 56 F (3 to 13 Celsius)

Indoors: Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers.

Seeding: Chives, rosemary, thyme, potatoes, asparagus, carrots, beets, lettuce, kohlrabi, radishes, and turnips. Swiss chard can be planted at the end of March.

Asparagus will grow happily with parsley as companion plants

Kohlrabi will grow well around beets, onions, potatoes, and lettuce

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April Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 49 to 67 F (9 to 20 Celsius)

Seeding: Bush and pole beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, and squash. Transplant peppers and tomatoes outside.

Tips:

Eggplants grow well with peas, beans, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and spinach.

Squash and watermelon, are good companions for corn and beans.

May

May Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 57 to 77 F (14 to 25 Celsius)

Seeding: Beans, melons, squash. Planting tomatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes outside.

Flowers: Marigolds, sunflowers, cosmos, verbena, zinnia, tithonia, and Nicotiana.

Plant: Citrus trees and berry bushes.

Harvesting: Spinach, lettuce, and radishes.

Prune trees after they finished flowering. Keep a close watch at any fungal problems (due to the rainy season).

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June Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 67 to 85 F (19 to 30 Celsius)

Seeding: Beets, carrots, potatoes, and parsnip (re-sown). The pumpkin, zucchini, and squash can be permanently transplanted to the garden.

Harvesting: Arugula, spinach, lettuce, and chard.

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It’s very important to water regularly in these periods (in case there is not enough rain).

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July Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 72 to 104 F (22 to 40 Celsius)

Seeding: Beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, squash, pumpkins, arugula, beets, broccoli, dill, cilantro, kale, spinach, summer lettuce, and Brussels sprouts.

Harvesting: Cherries, strawberries, blueberries, runner beans, and zucchini.

Make sure you regularly water to prevent drought, add mulch, and straw to help retain water.

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August Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 67 to 80 F (20 to 31 Celsius) and 79 to 102 F (26 to 39 Celsius)

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Seeding: Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, early corn, early cucumber, lettuce, kale, early peppers, spinach, early tomatoes, squash, and onions.

Harvesting: Tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, and eggplants.                                                                                                                   

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September Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 76 to 91 F (25 to 33 Celsius)

Harvesting: Onion, apples, raspberries, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes and beans.

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Seeding: Beans, broccoli, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, spinach, peas, squash, and Brussels sprouts.

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October Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 59 to 81 F (15 to 27 Celsius)

Indoor: Basil, chives, oregano, parsley, and thyme.

Seeding: Asters, Dianthus, Celosia, garlic, grass, blueberries, flower bulbs, and winter lettuce.

November

November Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 45 to 66 F (10 to 19 Celsius)

Seeding: Last chance to plant spring bulbs, winter lettuce, and spinach.

Harvest: Any remaining carrots, kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.

If you planted any winter lettuce, spinach, and parsley, you need to protect them from upcoming frost.

At the beginning of the month, you can still plant shrubs, trees, and strawberries.

Clean up the leaves, so you can use them as mulch or compost later.

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December Planting Zone 7

Temperature: 31 to 57 F (0 to 14 Celsius)

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Harvesting: Kale, Brussels sprouts, leeks, winter cabbage, and parsnips.

Clean up the remaining leaves, so you can use them as mulch or compost later. If you just leave them to rot, they might damage your grass. 

Clean and prepare your garden for winter. – Protect berries (cover and insulate with straw, and mulch). – Protect your fruit trees.

Protect your crops in tunnels and greenhouses. Add covers, straw, and mulch. If you are growing asparagus, trim them. – Remove all the rotten veggies and plants, to prevent pests and disease.

For more information about Planting Zones visit;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardiness_zone

https://gilmour.com/planting-zones-hardiness-map

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