Vegetable Planting Calendar: Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio is located in USDA Hardiness Zone 6. Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important for 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.
Ohio only has two USDA hardiness Zones, Zone 5 and Zone 6. Most of the state sits in Zone 6, but there are small groupings of Zone 5 mixed in. Zone 5 is mostly in the center of the state, as well as the northwestern and northeastern corners and in a small patch along the western border. There are several other small patches of Zone 5 in the state, but much of it resides in Zone 6. First frost dates begin as early as the beginning of October in Youngstown and as late as the end of October in Lorain. Last frost dates can be as early as mid-April in Lorain and as late as mid-May in Youngstown. Columbus’ first frost date is 10/9 and its last frost date is 4/28.
Use your last and first frost dates below to calculate your planting schedules.
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Columbus, Ohio: Zone 6
Spring Last Frost Date: 4/28
Fall First Frost Date: 10/9
|Spring: Start Seeds Indoors||Spring: Direct Sow/Transplant||Fall: Start Seeds Indoors||Fall: Direct Sow/Transplant|
|Beans||Direct Sow||4/28||Direct Sow||7/31|
|Carrots||Direct Sow||4/7||Direct Sow||7/15|
|Peas||Direct Sow||3/3||Direct Sow||7/1|
|Radishes||Direct Sow||3/24||Direct Sow||8/30|
|Turnips||Direct Sow||3/24||Direct Sow||8/10|
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*Planting dates are based on past weather data. There is a 10% chance that you will have a frost outside of the range above. Watch local weather for more accurate frost dates. These are the recommended vegetable planting dates. If you have any questions about the calendar dates please give us a call. Urban Farmer offers a large selection of vegetable seeds to gardeners and farmers throughout the United States.