As far as I can figure it, here’s my planting schedule for the year:

January Winter-sow flowers
February 15 Start broccoli seeds
March 1 Start shiso, lavender, pepper, Chinese cabbage seeds
March 15 Start tomatillo, tomato, eggplant, cauliflower, feverfew, hyssop, celery seeds
ASASCBW* Plant fava beans, carrots, kale, lettuce, onions, peas, spinach, turnips, potatoes, beets, alyssum, poppy
April 1 Start basil, nigella sativa, wormwood, elecampane seeds
  Set out broccoli transplants
  Plant Swiss chard
April 15 Start leek, luffa, thyme, borage seeds
  Plant lentils, parsley
May 1 Start cucumber, indigo, some cotton seeds
  Set out cauliflower transplants
  Plant cilantro, dill, lovage
May 7 Start melon seeds
  Plant sunflower seeds
May 15 Start more cauliflower, more broccoli seeds
  Plant creeping thyme, balloon flower, nasturtiums, spilanthes, echinacea, safflower, flax, zucchini, quinoa, amaranth, beans, corn, more green onions, more leeks
  Set out flowers, basil, nigella sativa, shiso, thyme, borage, hyssop, wormwood, elecampane, cucumber, pepper, tomatillo, tomato, celery plants
June 1 Plant winter squash, brussel sprouts, more beans, more cilantro, more dill, cotton
  Set out eggplant, leek, luffa, some melons, feverfew, indigo, cotton (leave some indigo, cotton in greenhouse)
June 15 Plant more corn, turnips, cucumber, melons
July 1 Plant zucchini (other variety), more carrots, more cilantro and dill and basil
  Set out cauliflower, broccoli transplants
July 15 Plant turnips (other variety)
August 1 Plant more peas, favas, onions (some in greenhouse)
August 15 Plant more lettuce, spinach, kale, beans (some in greenhouse)
  Plant parsley, dill, basil, cilantro in greenhouse

Yes, I have seriously overthought this. Also, I have a lot of stuff to plant. Good grief. But I love having a plan, love knowing that I get to start in a week and a half, love knowing that while there’s not a lot to do now, I’m going to be busy for the next six months after.

*As soon as soil can be worked

[ETA 3/3/08 to add new seeds: Utah celery, cutting celery, Chioggia beets, alyssum, bread seed poppy, and Chinese cabbage.]

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