What to Plant Now:
CENTRAL & MIDWEST
Not sure what seeds you could be starting right now, or which transplants need to be set outside this season? Our regional planting guides take the guesswork out of garden planning! Click on the current month below to find out which garden plants need your attention right now.
Don't live in the Midwest? Find garden planning information for your area.
For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner.
Regional Gardening Resources
Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association - This is one of the finest sites you’ll find on organic gardening and farming in any region. It includes links to extension publications and many other educational resources.
Colorado: Colorado Organic Producers Association
Iowa: Iowa Organic Association
Michigan: Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance
Missouri: Missouri Organic Association
Good Reading About Your Region
Best Tomatoes for the Midwest, January 2010
An Ohio Farm Gone Wild, February 2005
Worthington Needs the Urban Chicken Movement, January 2009
A Farm Named Genesis 1:29, January 1982
East Wind, Missouri, July 1984
An Eastern Oklahoma Transplant, January 1981
Greener Pastures: Decorah, Iowa, June 2002
Athens County, Ohio, May 1989
Peninsula, Ohio, September, 1976
Great Places You've Never Heard Of:
Fairfield, Ohio, August 2006
Athens, Ohio, August 2006
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, August 2007
Norman, Oklahoma, October 2009
Rock Port, Missouri, October 2009