Gardening Calendar for Illinois

We used the most populated zip code in Illinois (Chicago, IL) to calculate this information. To use your zip code instead and get the most accurate calendar for your area, create an account. You can then select which plants you want in your garden, and we'll send you reminders when it's time to seed, transplant, and sow. No more having to remember when the ideal time to plant everything is!

  • My Zipcode

    60629 use my zip instead

  • Estimated Last Frost Date

    April 10

  • Estimated First Frost Date

    October 30

How do I create my own garden calendar using my zip code?

You can use Rooted Reminders to:

  • Add your own zip
  • Select the plants you want to grow
  • Get reminded via email when it's time to plant them
  • See what else you can plant now in your area
  • And it's FREE

I love gardening and programming and I built this tool for myself. Hopefully you find it useful as well. If you do, you can support the site buy buying seeds through our links (we recieve a very small amount of sales through these links).

When to plant vegetables, flowers, and herbs in Illinois

We used the most populated zip code in Illinois (Chicago, IL) to calculate this information. Run the numbers with your zip code instead.

Plant Spring Seed Spring Transplant Spring Sow Fall Seed Fall Transplant Fall Sow Buy seeds Track
Coleus February 14 April 3 - - - - buy seeds
Stock February 14 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Cosmosa February 14 April 17 - - - - buy seeds
Impatiens February 14 April 24 - - - - buy seeds
Salvia February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Scabiosa February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Statice February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Gomphrena February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Allium February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Bachelor button February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Calendula February 28 April 3 - - - - buy seeds
Marigold February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Morning Glory March 20 April 16 - - - - buy seeds
Cilantro - April 10 April 12 - - - buy seeds
Eggplant February 16 March 25 - May 31 July 26 - buy seeds
Cauliflower February 16 March 15 - October 4 August 30 - buy seeds
Strawflower February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Sunflower March 21 April 18 - - - - buy seeds
Parsnip - - March 22 - - - buy seeds
Phlox February 14 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Verbena February 14 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Zinnia March 13 April 18 - - - - buy seeds
Watermelon March 15 April 24 - - - - buy seeds
Beans (Green) - - April 19 - - - buy seeds
Arugula - April 10 March 26 - - - buy seeds
Potatoes - - April 5 - - - buy seeds
Radish - - February 14 - - - buy seeds
Okra - - April 26 - - - buy seeds
Potatoes (Sweet) - - May 3 June 11 July 16 - buy seeds
Swiss Chard March 1 March 22 - - - - buy seeds
Peas - - March 1 - - - buy seeds
Squash - - March 1 - - - buy seeds
Zucchini - - April 24 - - - buy seeds
Celery February 2 March 15 - May 22 July 31 - buy seeds
Dill - - April 12 - - - buy seeds
Chives - - March 13 - - - buy seeds
Rosemary February 2 April 19 - - - - buy seeds
Kohlrabi January 31 March 5 - - - - buy seeds
Ageratum February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Lettuce March 1 March 29 - - - - buy seeds
Petunias February 14 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Parsley - - March 15 - - - buy seeds
Oregano February 2 April 12 - - - - buy seeds
Sage February 16 April 12 - - - - buy seeds
Carrots - - March 8 - - - buy seeds
Aster February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Snapdragon February 14 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Celosia February 28 April 10 - - - - buy seeds
Canteloupe March 15 March 25 - - - - buy seeds
Thyme February 2 April 12 - - - - buy seeds
Basil February 13 April 11 - - - - buy seeds
Beans (Fava) January 19 - - September 13 - - buy seeds
Cucumbers March 15 - - October 14 - - buy seeds
Spinach - - March 30 - - - buy seeds
Pumpkins March 22 April 26 - - - - buy seeds
Turnip - - March 13 - - - buy seeds
Beets - - March 26 - - - buy seeds
Onion - - April 24 - - - buy seeds
Peppers (Jalapenos) February 2 April 19 - June 20 August 15 - buy seeds
Peppers (Bell) January 30 April 16 - May 31 July 26 - buy seeds
Broccoli February 13 March 15 - August 2 August 30 - buy seeds
Kale February 16 March 15 - September 6 October 4 - buy seeds
Cabbage February 15 March 15 - July 23 August 20 - buy seeds
Tomato March 11 April 15 - May 22 July 17 - buy seeds

Create a free custom garden calendar in 5 minutes

When it comes to gardening, timing is everything and there’s a lot to time. Rooted Reminders reminds you when to plant what for best results.

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