In order to prevent frost from ruining the vegetables planted, the best time to plant them is between May 1 and November 1. This allows for a total of 184 days to get the proper gardening done. Certain vegetables require that they be planted between certain dates in order for them to grow successfully. Some plants do better earlier in the year, while others require them to be planted later on in the year.

Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be planted around the end of March on the 20th. The groundwork to plant these crops should be done ahead of time so they can be planted right away when the time comes for them. However, it is recommended that they be planted indoors, and then around April 11 they be transferred over to the outside garden. It is also recommended that both lettuce and spinach be handled the same way when planting them.

Around the second of March it is time to start thinking about onions, potatoes, and peas. It is important that the seeds of sugar and snap peas be sowed at the same time. In the instance that the ground is frozen, then go ahead and get them sowed as soon as the ground has thawed out.

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all widely popular and should be started around February 21 indoors. It’s important that when planting these crops an eye should be kept on the weather forecast. When the cold streak breaks and there is no more frost these vegetables should be transferred outside to the ground. This typically takes place around April 27 when the weather is starting to warm up.
Crops that are usually planted around May 1 are considered the Summer vegetables. These vegetables include beans, cowpeas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and sunflowers. Sometimes the soil can still be a little cold around this time of year, it is critical that it is monitored to when it hits 60 degrees. Once the soil has reached this temperature they may go ahead and be planted. Since Sweden has a much shorter than average growing season, it is recommended that these Summer vegetables are planted indoors around April 11. Many of these Summer vegetables need more days to mature.

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