When to Plant Vegetables in veliko tarnovo, bulgaria

Your vegetable planning guide for
veliko tarnovo, bulgaria

On average, your frost-free growing season starts Apr 6 and ends Nov 5, totalling 213 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 February 24, assuming the ground can be worked, but it's better to start them indoors around January 27 and then transplant them into the garden around March 17. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Plant onion starts and potatoes around February 6. 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 January 27. Then, around April 2 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 April 6, or if your soil is still very cold, once the soil is near 60° F in temperature.

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

CropSow seeds indoorsTransplant seedlings into the gardenDirect sow seeds
Asparagusn/aFeb 21 - Mar 7n/a
Beansn/an/aApr 6 - May 4
Beetsn/an/aFeb 10 - Feb 24
BroccoliJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
Brussel SproutsJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
CabbageJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
Cantaloupen/an/aMar 23 - Apr 6
Carrotsn/an/aFeb 24 - Mar 23
CauliflowerJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
Chardn/an/aFeb 24 - Mar 9
CollardsJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
Cornn/an/aApr 6 - Apr 20
Cucumbersn/an/aApr 6 - Apr 20
EggplantsJan 27 - Feb 10Apr 6 - Apr 20n/a
Gourds, Squash and Pumpkinsn/an/aApr 6 - Apr 20
KaleJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
KohlrabiJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
LettuceJan 27 - Feb 10Feb 24 - Mar 23Feb 24 - Mar 23
MustardJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23n/a
Okran/an/aApr 6 - Apr 20
OnionsJan 20 - Jan 27Feb 6 - Mar 7n/a
Peas (English)n/an/aFeb 6 - Mar 7
Peas (Southern)n/an/aApr 6 - May 4
Peas (Sugar Snap)n/an/aFeb 6 - Mar 7
PeppersJan 27 - Feb 10Apr 6 - Apr 20n/a
Potatoesn/an/aFeb 6 - Mar 7
Radishesn/an/aFeb 21 - Apr 20
SpinachJan 27 - Feb 10Mar 9 - Mar 23Feb 21 - Mar 23
Sweet Potatoesn/aApr 6 - Apr 27n/a
TomatoesJan 27 - Feb 10Apr 6 - Apr 20n/a
Watermelonn/an/aApr 6 - Apr 20

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 5. 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 28. 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 21, 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 27, but because of the heat during that time of year, it's better to start them indoors around July 8 and then transplant them into the garden around August 17. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Sow peas directly around August 22.

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 23.

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

CropSow seeds indoorsTransplant seedlings into the gardenDirect sow seeds
Beansn/an/aJul 23 - Aug 22
Beetsn/an/aAug 22 - Oct 6
BroccoliJun 11 - Jul 26Jul 23 - Sep 6n/a
Brussel SproutsJun 11 - Jul 26Jul 23 - Sep 6n/a
CabbageJun 11 - Jul 26Jul 23 - Sep 6n/a
Cantaloupen/an/aJul 8 - Jul 23
Carrotsn/an/aAug 7 - Oct 6
CauliflowerJun 11 - Jul 26Jul 23 - Sep 6n/a
Chardn/an/aJul 23 - Oct 6
CollardsJul 8 - Aug 22Aug 7 - Sep 21n/a
Cornn/an/aJul 23 - Aug 7
Cucumbersn/an/aJul 23 - Aug 7
EggplantsMay 27 - Jun 11Jul 8 - Jul 23n/a
Garlicn/an/aAug 22 - Oct 6
Gourds, Squash and Pumpkinsn/an/aJun 23 - Jul 23
KaleJun 11 - Jul 26Jul 23 - Sep 6n/a
KohlrabiJun 11 - Jul 26Jul 23 - Sep 6n/a
LettuceAug 7 - Sep 6Sep 6 - Oct 6Sep 6 - Oct 6
Mustardn/an/aSep 6 - Oct 6
Okran/an/aJun 23 - Jul 23
Onionsn/an/aOct 6 - Oct 16
ParsleyJun 23 - Aug 7Aug 7 - Sep 21n/a
Peas (English)n/an/aAug 7 - Sep 6
Peas (Southern)n/an/aJun 23 - Jul 23
Peas (Sugar Snap)n/an/aAug 7 - Sep 6
PeppersJun 1 - Jun 16Jul 13 - Jul 28n/a
Potatoesn/an/aAug 7 - Sep 6
Radishesn/an/aSep 6 - Oct 6
SpinachJul 23 - Sep 6Aug 22 - Oct 6Aug 22 - Oct 6
TomatoesJun 1 - Jun 16Jul 13 - Jul 28n/a
Turnipsn/an/aSep 21 - Oct 21
Watermelonn/an/aJun 23 - Jul 23

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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