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.
|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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