Monthly Gardening Calendar

Valuable hints and tips to make your plants thrive throughout the year

Select a month below to view gardening tips

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December
These month by month tips will remind you of the most appropriate time for chores and the information provided will be useful for both beginners and the experienced gardener. You can check both this month's tips or tips from previous months.

The month by month gardening tips at left apply only to the Southeastern New York region - USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6a and 6b which include New York City, northern New Jersey, Rockland county, Westchester county, southern Connecticut and parts of Long Island. Plant hardiness zones refer to geographic areas where the growing season of plants is determined by the time of killing frosts in the spring and fall. If you live in a more southerly plant hardiness zone, you can start gardening earlier in the season or in more northerly zones, you can start later. Even within zones, climatic factors such as altitude, proximity to water, wind exposure, winter sun exposure and snow cover contribute to the existence of different "microclimates" and can influence plant adaptability.

Click here to view the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.