Lettuce Seeds
$2.25 $1.75

Buttercrunch is a popular bibb type loose head lettuce that has sweet, high yielding thick green leaves and a small, tight head.

$3.00 $2.00

Peaches and Cream corn is one of the sweetest and most tender corns ever developed that matures early for a quality bicolor and sweet flavor.

Scarlet Nantes
Carrot Seeds
$2.50 $1.75

The sweet and tender Scarlet Nantes carrot is popular as a sweet baby, slicer, or fresh market variety that is enjoyed cooked or fresh.

Spinach Seeds

The Bloomsdale spinach is such an attractive, tasty, and a popular garden standard spinach that produces large quantities of delicious leaves.

Detroit Dark Red
Beet Seeds
$2.50 $1.75

The Detroit Dark Red is the standard all-purpose heirloom beet and is by far the most popular beet for home gardens for its sweet taste.

$2.50 $1.75

Blue Curled Scotch Kale is a compact plant with very tender, blue-green, crinkled leaves that are quite delicious, very cold hardy, and rich in vitamin A.

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.
 Learning Download: Growing in Illinois
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