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2022 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Calendar for Colchester, CT

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 8 (at WILLIMANTIC WINDHAM AP, CT climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 25Frost Jun 20N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 17Frost Jul 15N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 10
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
CauliflowerFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 16Frost Jun 25N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
EggplantsFrost Apr 25Frost Jun 20N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
KaleFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 6Frost Jun 10N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
TomatoesFrost Apr 30Frost Jun 25N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 10
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 10

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 3 (at WILLIMANTIC WINDHAM AP, CT climate station, elevation 246 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
BasilFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 19-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
CucumbersFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 3-Jun 7
Moon May 3-15, May 30-Jun 7
EggplantsFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 10-31
Moon May 10-15, May 30-31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 17-26
OreganoFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 26-29, May 16-17
PumpkinsFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
RosemaryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 10-15, May 30-31
N/A
SageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon May 24-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 10-15, May 30-31
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 17-26
WatermelonsFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14