Our Planting Guide (for Growing Good Gardeners!)

Planting guide for growing good gardeners

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Kimberly Crawford

Our ever-expanding Planting Guide contains valuable information and helpful tips on growing herbs, growing vegetables, and raising a wide variety of fruit trees, nut trees, and edible berries.

Point of Reference : Every gardener gardens a particular somewhere, while many plants will live in multiple planting zones. When we reference “north” or “south” or “cold”, etc, it is with a Mid-Atlantic-as-default mindset (Washington, DC). Depending on your growing zone, the same plant can be either truly perennial or shift to being an annual. A trip I took to Florida once looked to my eyes like Houseplants Gone Wild, though Floridians think those same plants are old hat.

Check the USDA planting zone map to see which growing zone you live in. Check with our Garden Glossary for explanations of unfamiliar terms. And be sure to check back regularly: the Planting Guide is growing quickly! (Not in the U.S.? If I can find hardiness maps for other countries, I’ll provide those links too.)

Growing Herbs?

China Tea Cup Mini Herb Garden

Basil, chamomile, chives, cilantro, comfrey, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme

Planting Vegetables?

eating seven or more servings of vegetables and fruit every day
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Asparagus, beans (all of ’em), beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, squash (summer squash and winter squash), tomatoes

Growing Fruit or Nut Trees? Edible Berries?

Apple trees, blackberry plants, blueberries, cherry tree varieties, edible wild berries, gooseberries, grapes, kiwi, melons, peach tree, plum trees, raspberries, serviceberry trees (aka shadblow or juneberry), strawberry plants (special bonus: growing strawberries in containers), watermelon

Special Pruning Guides:

Check here for help with raspberries, blackberries, and similar fruits; apple trees; cherry trees, and more…

Planting guide for growing good gardeners