Zone 5 has a medium-short growing season compared to others in the USDA garden zones.
A last frost date around mid-May and a first frost date from late September to early October means a frost-free season from early June through the beginning of September. These dates are general guidelines, so watch the weather forecasts before planting.
A moderately short growing season with an average low temperature of -15°F means starting indoors with short season selections are important.
Scroll down to see the vegetable planting guide. The orange color shows when to start seedlings indoors, the yellow is times to transplant or direct sow and the green is harvest dates.
To find your USDA hardiness zone, click the link. Enter the code on the security pop-up (it is case-sensitive), then enter your ZIP Code to see your zone. If you click where you live, a window will pop up showing your exact zone info.
Now you know when to plant, start with our heirloom seeds!