When to Plant Vegetables in Stockholm, sweden

Your vegetable planning guide for
Stockholm, sweden

On average, your frost-free growing season starts May 1 and ends Nov 1, totalling 184 days. You will find both Spring and Fall planting guides on this page.

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For the Spring:
Your planting strategy:
Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around March 20, assuming the ground can be worked, but it's better to start them indoors around February 21 and then transplant them into the garden around April 11. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Plant onion starts and potatoes around March 2. Sow the seeds of peas (sugar snap and english) at the same time. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws.

Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Start these indoors around February 21. Then, around April 27 you should start watching the weather forecast and, as soon as no frost is forecast, go ahead and transplant those into the ground.

Now, for all the summer vegetables like beans, cowpeas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and sunflowers, you should plant those seeds directly into the ground around May 1, or if your soil is still very cold, once the soil is near 60° F in temperature. Having said that, we note that your location has a shorter than average growing season. Many summer vegetables need more days to mature than your area will provide. For that reason, we recommend you get a head-start by starting these summer vegetables indoors around April 11, and transplant those seedlings out after the danger of frost is past.

Okay, now here are the cold, hard numbers, along with specific plants:

Crop Sow seeds indoors Transplant seedlings into the garden Direct sow seeds
Asparagus n/a Mar 17 - Apr 1 n/a
Beans n/a n/a May 1 - May 29
Beets n/a n/a Mar 6 - Mar 20
Broccoli Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Brussel Sprouts Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Cabbage Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Cantaloupe n/a n/a Apr 17 - May 1
Carrots n/a n/a Mar 20 - Apr 17
Cauliflower Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Chard n/a n/a Mar 20 - Apr 3
Collards Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Corn n/a n/a May 1 - May 15
Cucumbers n/a n/a May 1 - May 15
Eggplants Feb 21 - Mar 6 May 1 - May 15 n/a
Gourds, Squash and Pumpkins n/a n/a May 1 - May 15
Kale Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Kohlrabi Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Lettuce Feb 21 - Mar 6 Mar 20 - Apr 17 Mar 20 - Apr 17
Mustard Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 n/a
Okra n/a n/a May 1 - May 15
Onions Feb 14 - Feb 21 Mar 2 - Apr 1 n/a
Peas (English) n/a n/a Mar 2 - Apr 1
Peas (Southern) n/a n/a May 1 - May 29
Peas (Sugar Snap) n/a n/a Mar 2 - Apr 1
Peppers Feb 21 - Mar 6 May 1 - May 15 n/a
Potatoes n/a n/a Mar 2 - Apr 1
Radishes n/a n/a Mar 17 - May 15
Spinach Feb 21 - Mar 6 Apr 3 - Apr 17 Mar 17 - Apr 17
Sweet Potatoes n/a May 1 - May 22 n/a
Tomatoes Feb 21 - Mar 6 May 1 - May 15 n/a
Watermelon n/a n/a May 1 - May 15

For the Fall:
Your fall planting strategy:
Gardening in the fall can be much more challenging than spring planting, because you are in a race to get your crops mature and harvested before the winter frosts begin, around November 1. This means you need to consider how much time each variety needs between planting and picking. Those numbers vary widely between different varieties of the same kinds of plants! Usually the "Days to Harvest" are present on the seed packet.

Most tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, for example, require around 100 days to harvest, therefore you'd want to transplant those into the ground around July 24. Anyway, it's important to remember that the numbers in this fall planting guide are only a starting point for you! Good luck and good gardening to you.

Fall is the time to plant garlic. Around September 17, take your cloves apart and plant the toes about 3 to 4 inches deep. This may not be accurate! Garlic dates vary wildly around the country. The way to be sure is to use a soil thermometer. When the soil temperature is 60° at a depth of 4 inches, then plant your garlic.

Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around August 23, but because of the heat during that time of year, it's better to start them indoors around July 4 and then transplant them into the garden around August 13. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Sow peas directly around August 18.

Now, for all the usual hot weather veggies like beans, cowpeas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and sunflowers, you should plant those seeds directly into the ground around July 19.

Okay, now here are the cold, hard numbers, along with specific plants:

Crop Sow seeds indoors Transplant seedlings into the garden Direct sow seeds
Beans n/a n/a Jul 19 - Aug 18
Beets n/a n/a Aug 18 - Oct 2
Broccoli Jun 7 - Jul 22 Jul 19 - Sep 2 n/a
Brussel Sprouts Jun 7 - Jul 22 Jul 19 - Sep 2 n/a
Cabbage Jun 7 - Jul 22 Jul 19 - Sep 2 n/a
Cantaloupe n/a n/a Jul 4 - Jul 19
Carrots n/a n/a Aug 3 - Oct 2
Cauliflower Jun 7 - Jul 22 Jul 19 - Sep 2 n/a
Chard n/a n/a Jul 19 - Oct 2
Collards Jul 4 - Aug 18 Aug 3 - Sep 17 n/a
Corn n/a n/a Jul 19 - Aug 3
Cucumbers n/a n/a Jul 19 - Aug 3
Eggplants May 23 - Jun 7 Jul 4 - Jul 19 n/a
Garlic n/a n/a Aug 18 - Oct 2
Gourds, Squash and Pumpkins n/a n/a Jun 19 - Jul 19
Kale Jun 7 - Jul 22 Jul 19 - Sep 2 n/a
Kohlrabi Jun 7 - Jul 22 Jul 19 - Sep 2 n/a
Lettuce Aug 3 - Sep 2 Sep 2 - Oct 2 Sep 2 - Oct 2
Mustard n/a n/a Sep 2 - Oct 2
Okra n/a n/a Jun 19 - Jul 19
Onions n/a n/a Oct 2 - Oct 12
Parsley Jun 19 - Aug 3 Aug 3 - Sep 17 n/a
Peas (English) n/a n/a Aug 3 - Sep 2
Peas (Southern) n/a n/a Jun 19 - Jul 19
Peas (Sugar Snap) n/a n/a Aug 3 - Sep 2
Peppers May 28 - Jun 12 Jul 9 - Jul 24 n/a
Potatoes n/a n/a Aug 3 - Sep 2
Radishes n/a n/a Sep 2 - Oct 2
Spinach Jul 19 - Sep 2 Aug 18 - Oct 2 Aug 18 - Oct 2
Tomatoes May 28 - Jun 12 Jul 9 - Jul 24 n/a
Turnips n/a n/a Sep 17 - Oct 17
Watermelon n/a n/a Jun 19 - Jul 19

How accurate is all this? For nearly all locations, we are confident in the dates. There are, however, some difficult areas of the world that don't match up perfectly with the dates we have given. For that reason, we recommend you use this guide as a very good starting place, but don't interpret the dates as absolutely perfect for every location.

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