Timing is a big part of successful vegetable gardening. Vegetables can be grown year-round in our zone, but not every vegetable will grow all the time. Many have a seasonal preference that is influenced by soil temperature, air temperature and the intensity of available light.
The Vegetable Planting Calendar is a useful guide to planting in the Zone 9 vegetable garden. It provides recommended planting times for sowing DIY transplants indoors, direct sowing outdoors, and transplanting outdoors. It also suggests a "best time" window during which the plant should be its most successful.
The calendar is a PDF format that should be friendly to most downloads. It is formatted to be printed on legal sized paper.
The dates are intended to be a guide. Weather is the final factor that must be considered. Adjust these dates during spells of unusually warm or cool weather.
You will see that there is a column that is titled "Rotation #", but it is blank. This is for you to fill in your own rotation sequence. It varies for everyone, and may even vary from year to year. For more information on crop rotation, jump to: