From the southern tip of Florida to the northern edge of Washington, gardeners everywhere follow a strict planting schedule. When Georgians begin harvesting spring vegetables, Californians start planting tomatoes and annuals; when northern New Yorkers begin planting broccoli and cabbage, residents of Montana start planting corn and beans.
In Pennsylvania, just outside the doors of our West Grove headquarters, the Dansko Garden Team has begun preparing their own crops, looking to jumpstart their planting schedule ahead of a warm and wet summer. From April through October, our team meets regularly to plant vegetables, herbs and fruits, working together to create a healthy, productive garden.
"Every season, we like to try new things, adding a new spin to our gardening routine," said Laurel C., Dansko Production Assistant and Garden Team member. "We're currently planting tomatoes, peppers and herbs, and look forward to seeing the results of our efforts!"
What plants will occupy your garden this year? Below, we list a few vegetables (by climate, of course) that thrive in the warm air of late May and early June, while our table below lists the minimum planting distance for each crop.
As the summer planting season draws closer, we hope you continue to find time for your garden. Happy planting!