2023 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

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Planting Calendar: When to Plant Vegetables

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Our gardening calendar tells you the ideal times WHEN TO PLANT vegetables, fruit, and herbs in your area. The chart lists:

  • The FALL planting dates
  • The SPRING planting dates

While you don't have to plant the very first date available, you don't want to wait too long, or you won't get your crops matured and harvested before the first fall/winter frosts. (Usually the "Days to Harvest" are present on the seed packets, but you need to add in time for picking.)

Having more weeks to grow means that you can plant some crops more than once. For example, lettuce grows quickly and can be planted every week or two for a long time, especially as you change varieties for higher bolt resistance.

Lettuce seedlings. Photo by Surachet Khamsuk/Shutterstock.
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