Fall Mix
Cover Crop Seed

This wonderful blend will help with nitrogen fixation, adding organic matter and weed suppression.

Out of stock
Chesnok Red
Garlic Seed

A fantastic garlic holds its shape and flavor well when cooked. Stores well.

Bird and Butterfly Blend
Wildflower Seed

Turns your backyard into a refuge for winged beauties. These are the best most widely adapted flowers to attract many species of butterflies and birds.

Out of stock
Garlic Bulbs

A “Garlic Lovers” garlic! This garlic is prized for it’s mild flavor and ease of peeling.

Lettuce Seeds
$2.00 $1.00

A popular bibb type lettuce that has sweet, high yielding leaves.

Out of stock
Italian Red
Garlic Bulbs
5.00 out of 5

Early Italian Red hardneck garlic is a very heat-tolerant porcelain-type garlic that can be planted in spring in northern gardens for a fall harvest!


Illinois: Vegetable Planting Calendar

Illinois Zone Hardiness Map

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important to getting the most out of your garden. Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time.
Illinois is in the 5,6 & 7 USDA plant hardiness zones.
Illinois Last & First Frost Dates
City Last Frost Date First Frost Date
Aurora 4/28 10/8
Cicero 4/25 10/13
Chicago 4/25 10/13
Elgin 5/4 10/4
Joliet 4/29 10/8
Naperville 5/6 10/8
Peoria 4/28 10/7
Rockford 4/23 10/9
Springfield 4/13 10/13
Waukegan 4/27 10/19

*Based on statistics there is a 10% chance that frost will occur before or after these dates. Watch your local weather for more accurate dates.

Illinois on average has approximately 170 days between the last and first frost. Using the planting schedules below will help you get the most out of your garden.


Zone 5 Planting Schedule
Zone 5 Illinois Planting Schedule
Zone 6 Planting Schedule
Zone 6 Illinois Garden Schedule
Zone 7 Planting Schedule
Zone 7 Illinois Garden Schedule