The novice always wants exact advice as to dates, depths, and distances. It is impossible to give such advice that is reliable in all times and places; it must be given only for suggestion and guidance, not for exact and absolute application. Accepted in this spirit, planting-tables may be very useful, even for the experienced planter.

Dates for Sowing or Setting Kitchen-Garden Vegetables in  Different Latitudes

Lansing, Michigan

(Average of 4 and 5 years.)

Bean, bush...................     May 16.

Bean, pole...................     May 30.

Beet.....................    April 20.

Broccoli....................     May 10.

Brussels sprouts ..................     May 10.

Cabbage, early, under glass.............     March 15.

Cabbage, late..................     May 20.

Carrot.....................     May 7.

Cauliflower, under glass...............     March 15.

Celery, under glass................     March 18.

Celery, in open ground...............     May 20.

Corn.....................     May 19.

Cucumber ...................     May 23.

Egg-plant, under glass...............     March 15.

Kale.....................     May 9.

Kohlrabi....................     May 9.

Lettuce....................     May 5.

Melon.....................     May 30.

Okra.....................     May 15.

Onion.....................    April 17.

Parsnips....................     May 7.

Peas.....................    April 15.

Pepper under glass ................     March 16.

Potato ....................     May 3.

Pumpkin....................     May 31.

Radish.....................    April 26.

Salsify.....................     May 7.

Spinach....................    April 10.

Squash.....................     May 28.

Tomato, under glass................     March 13.

Turnip.....................    April 15.

Boston (Rawson)

Asparagus......About the end of April.

Bean, bush.....About the first week in May.

Bean, pole......    From about the middle of May to the 1st of June.

Bean, lima .....    About the 1st of June.

Beet........    About the middle of April.

Borecole, or Kale . . .    About the middle of April; plant out in June.

Brussels sprouts ....    In March or April in hotbed.

Cabbage......    Transplant the last week in April or the 1st in May.

Carrots.......    Last of May or 1st of June.

Cauliflower.....    From the 1st of May until the 1st of July.

Celery.......    The 1st week in April to the 2d in July.

Corn, sweat.....    About the 1st of May.

Cucumber......    For 1st crop, about the middle of March.

Egg-plant......    About March 15 in hotbed.

Endive.......    June or July.

Kohlrabi......    May or June.

Okra........    About the 10th of May.

Peas........    During the last of April up to the 1st of May.

Pepper.......    Put out of doors about the 1st of April.

Radish.......    From the 1st of April to the middle of June.

Spinach.......    About the 1st of September.

Tomato.......    About the 25th of May set plants outdoors.

Turnips, for fall use . .    Any time from July 1 to August 20.