What to Plant Now:

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.

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Don't live in the Mid-Atlantic region? Find garden planning information for your area. 

For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner. 


Good Reading About Your Region 

Best Tomatoes for the Mid Atlantic 

Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of: Greenbelt, Maryland, August 2008 

Bill Warren's Giza Greenhouse, September 1977 

Ulysses, Pennsylvania, July 1976 

Euell's Country, September 1982 

The Peaceable Kingdom, May 1971 













Regional Gardening Resources 

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey 

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York 

Delaware Organic Food and Farming Association 

Virginia Association for Biological Farming 

West Virginia University Organic Research Project 

Sustainable Agriculture, Pennsylvania State University 

Table of Selected Cover Crops, Virginia Technical University 

Late Blight Management, University of Massachusetts 

Maryland Gardening Information, University of Maryland 



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