Winter Hoop House Harvest Schedule

Reader Contribution by Pam Dawling
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<p>If you don’t yet have a hoop house (high tunnel), this winter and spring harvesting schedule should give you encouragement to get one. We are in Zone 7a, so if you are in a colder climate, add inner tunnels (we don’t need them), and adjust the dates to see what you can achieve. We have 20 different crops of salad and cooking greens, turnips, radishes and scallions. We have also used some space for starts of bulbing onions, kale, spinach and collards, to transplant outdoors in early spring.</p>
<p>See my article <em>Don’t Be Afraid of Bare Root Transplants</em> in <a href=”http://www.growingformarket.com/” target=”http://www.growingformarket.com/”>Growing for Market magazine</a> February 2015 for more about this labor- and space-saving method of growing crops that transplant easily.</p>
<h3>Hoop House Harvest Schedule, October to May</h3>
<p>
<em>Sorted by harvest start date<br />
</em>
</p>
<table width=”50%” border=”1″>
<tr>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Crop</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Variety</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<strong>Catalog days to harvest. Baby (or transplant
age) – Full-size</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Sown</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Transplanted</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Last planting date</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Harvest Start</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Harvest End</strong>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>Notes</strong>
</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Radish #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Easter Egg, Cherry
Belle, White Icicle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-35</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>6-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>3-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Can follow with
scallions #2 11/17</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Edamame #3</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Seed crop, Envy</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>110</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Jul</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>5-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Seed crop, sow
6/22-7/23. 110-120 days to mature seed</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Cowpeas #5</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>seed crop,
Mississippi Silver, Carolina Crowder</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>95</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-Jul</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Jul</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>13-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Only 1 week harvest,
reduced yield. Too late to clear bed for winter crops 10/31</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Spinach #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Tyee</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>6-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Seed pre-sprouted 1
week. 51d to harvest</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Brassica Salad Mix #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>various</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>2-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>2-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>29-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>22-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Can follow with
Radishes #5, 12/23</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Tatsoi #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-45</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>31-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Thinnings 10/8. Clear by 1/14 to follow with Spinach #5 on 1/15</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Mizuna #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Mizuna, Ruby Streaks, Golden Frills, Scarlet Frills</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>5-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Green Mizuna plus ferny mustards. Mizuna,
Ruby Streaks bolt before mother mustards.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Radish #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Easter Egg, Cherry
Belle, White Icicle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-35</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>6-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>17-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>May last till 1/2.
Can follow with brassica salad mix 2/1 or earlier</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Beet greens</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Bulls Blood</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>35-60</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>12-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Chard #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Brite Lites</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-55</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Tokyo bekana</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-45</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>9-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Clear by 1/14 to
follow with spinach on 1/16</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>leaf</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-56</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>31-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Harvest as leaves
until 3/21 then cut heads until late April</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>leaf</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-56</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>31-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Harvest as leaves
until 3/21 then cut heads until late April</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Scallions #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Evergreen Winter
Hardy White</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>60</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>18-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Harvest start
variable 10/30-12/11</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Arugula #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-45</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>We are notorious for
not harvesting this!</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Brassica fillers #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>senposai, Tokyo bekana, Maruba santoh. (Yukina Savoy)</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>26-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>26-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Transplant to fill
gaps in brassica beds, until 1/25</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Pak Choy</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Joy Choy, Prize Choy</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>50</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>3-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Can follow with kale

1/24</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Brassica fillers #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>senposai, Tokyo bekana, Maruba santoh. (Yukina Savoy)</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Transplant to fill
gaps in brassica beds, until 1/25</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Chard #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Brite Lites</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-55</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>26-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7d to emerge. Thinnings 1/2</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Chinese cabbage</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Blues</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>52</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>2-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Can follow with Kale
1/24.&nbsp;<br />
Or some may stand till 2/9</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce Mix #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>6d to emerge. 50d to
harvest Possibly 6 cuts (12/11, 12/30, 2/2, 2/20, 3/2, 3/8).</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Turnips #1 &amp;
turnip greens</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Red Round, Hakurei, Oasis, White Egg</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>38-55</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>14-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>5-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Thinnings from 11/29. Hakurei and Oasis are
fastest, some ready 2/12</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Yukina Savoy #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-45</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>6-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>5-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>31-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Thinnings 10/26</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Kale</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Red Russian</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-60</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>22-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>3-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Bolts before White
Russian</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Kale</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>White Russian</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-60</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>22-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>26-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Radish #3</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Easter Egg, White
Icicle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-35</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Spinach #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Tyee</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Emerge in 6d. 45d to
harvest.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Senposai</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>13-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Some bolting 2/8 omwards</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce Filler #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Good: Red Tinged
Winter, Salad Bowl, Hyper Red Wave, Winter Wonderland, Osborne Multileafs</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Leaf varieties to
fill gaps in lettuce beds from 1 Jan</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Spinach #3 (filler)</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Tyee</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>9-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Transplant to fill
gaps in spinach beds from 1/1. Thinnings 2/3. 86d
to harvest.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce Filler #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Good: Red Tinged
Winter, Salad Bowl, Hyper Red Wave, Winter Wonderland, Osborne Multileafs</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>9-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Leaf varieties to
fill gaps in lettuce beds</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Yukina Savoy #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-45</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Sep</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>2-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>May stand 2 weeks
later.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Radish #4</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Easter Egg, White
Icicle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-35</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>27-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>13-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Harvest start date
variable 1/13-2/18</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Spinach #4 (filler)</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Tyee</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>27-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Transplant to fill
gaps in spinach beds from 1/15</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Mizuna #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Mizuna, Ruby Streaks, Golden Frills, Scarlet Frills</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>9-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>3-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Green Mizuna plus ferny mustards</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Spinach #5 (filler)</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Tyee</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>31-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>7-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Transplant to fill
gaps in all beds from 1/25</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Turnips #2 &amp;
turnip greens</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Red Round, Hakurei, Oasis, White Egg</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>38-55</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>26-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Emerge in 4d. If we
have space, we sow #2-5 earlier, for higher yields.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Turnips #3 &amp;
turnip greens</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Red Round, Hakurei, Oasis, White Egg</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>38-55</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Oct</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10/30 for good
yields</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>11-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Important to thin
promptly (1/13) or yield will be much reduced. Hakurei
until 2/24</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Tatsoi #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-45</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>12-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>2-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>thinnings 12/27-1/21.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce Mix #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>31-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>31-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>52d to harvest. 3
cuts. Round 2 3/24.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Radish #5</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Easter Egg, White
Icicle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-35</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Emerge in 5d.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Spinach #6 (starts
for outdoors)</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Tyee</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>23-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>To transplant
outdoors</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Turnips #4 &amp; turnip
greens</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Red Round, Hakurei, Oasis, White Egg</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>38-55</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Important to thin
promptly, or yield will be much reduced. Hakurei
until 3/11</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Onions #1</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Starts of bulbing varieties</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>80-100</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>To transplant
outdoors 3/1</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Onions #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Starts of bulbing varieties</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>80-100</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>22-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Onions #3</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Starts of bulbing varieties</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>80-100</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>3-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Back-up date for
filler onions</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Brassica Salad Mix #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>9-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>4-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>29-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>11d to emerge</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Turnips #5 &amp;
turnip greens</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Red Round, Hakurei, Oasis, White Egg</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>38-55</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Dec</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>5-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Important to thin
promptly, or yield will be much reduced</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Brassica Salad Mix #3</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Only 2 cuts. Can
follow Radishes #2</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Collards starts</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Morris Heading</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>35-70</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Emerge in 15d at
50F. To transplant outdoors</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Kale starts</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Vates</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-56</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>8-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Emerge in 15d at
50F.&nbsp; To transplant outdoors 3/15-4/8</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce Mix #3</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>12d to emerge at
50F. 42d to harvest. 3 cuts.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Radish #6</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Easter Egg, White
Icicle</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-35</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>27-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>16-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Arugula #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-45</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>
<em>17-Mar</em>
</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>17-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Harvest start date
uncertain</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Lettuce Mix #4</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>28</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>18-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Only if outdoor
lettuce is delayed</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Scallions #2</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Evergreen Winter
Hardy White</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>60</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>13-Nov</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>19-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>25-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Brassica Salad Mix #4</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>9-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>12-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>27-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Only 1 or 2 cuts</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Cabbage starts</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>24-Jan</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Emerge in 15d at
50F. To transplant outdoors 4/1</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Pea shoots</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>any leftover seed</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>5-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>6-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>If space allows. 9d
to emerge.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Mizuna #3</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Mizuna, Ruby Streaks, Golden Frills, Scarlet Frills</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>21-40</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>3-Mar</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>10-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>30-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Green Mizuna plus ferny mustards. Could last till 5/20</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Beets</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Cylindra</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>54</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>15-Jun</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Edge beds OK. 17d to
emerge at 50F</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p>Peas, Snap</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Sugar Ann</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>52</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>1-Feb</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>27-Apr</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>20-May</p>
</td>
<td>
<p>Fast dwarf variety.
24d to emerge</p>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
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