When To Sow What?

For people starting out and confused about which vegetables to sow in which season, this calendar gives you an idea of when to sow your seeds. Some experts claim that most vegetables can be grown throughout the year, but these are the region-wise best times and naturally good for the health of the yield.

Information courtesy Vijay Satish

Month North India South India
JANUARY Brinjal Lettuce, Spinach, Gourds, Melons, Radish, Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Okra, Brinjal, Bean
FEBRUARY Apple Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Cucumber, French Beans, Okra, Sponge Gourd, Watermelon, Spinach Lettuce, Spinach, Gourds, Melons, Radish, Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Okra, Brinjal, Bean
MARCH Apple Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Cucumber, French Beans, Okra, Sponge Gourd, Watermelon, Spinach Amaranthus, Coriander, Gourds, Beans, Melons, Spinach, Okra
APRIL Capsicum Onion, Amaranthus, Coriander, Gourds, Okra, Tomato, Chilly
MAY Onion, Pepper, Brinjal Okra, Onion, Chilly
JUNE All gourds, Brinjal, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Okra, Onion, Sem (wal), Tomato, Pepper Gourds, Solanaeceae (Potato/Tomato/Capsicum/Eggplant), Almost all vegetables
JULY All gourds, Cucumber, Okra, Sem (wal), Tomato Gourds, Solanaeceae (Potato/Tomato/Capsicum/Eggplant), Almost all vegetables
AUGUST Carrot, Cauliflower, Radish, Tomato Carrot, Cauliflower, Beans, Beet
SEPTEMBER Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Lettuce Cauliflower, Cucumber, Onion, Peas, Spinach
OCTOBER Beet, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Spinach, Turnip (salgam) Brinjal, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cucumber, Beans, Peas, Spinach, Turnip, Watermelon
NOVEMBER Turnip, Tomato, Radish, Pepper, Peas, Beet Beet, Eggplant, Cabbage, Carrot, Beans, Lettuce, Melon, Okra, Turnip
DECEMBER Tomato Lettuce, Pumpkin, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Ash Gourd, Ridge Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Cucumber, Chilly, Cabbage

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One thought on “Sowing Calendar for Vegetables and Fruits in North and South India

  1. Terrace farming is a good concept, I am also interested. I am campaigning on individual composting by delivering lectures through ppt. If this spreads on a large scale, the concept of terrace-gardening will be very useful.

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