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Planting Calendar for Fenwick, CT

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-season crops, such as kale and lettuce, do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 9 (at ORIENT PT SP, NY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 21-Oct 26
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 17-Sep 14
Moon Aug 20-Sep 1
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Aug 31-Sep 21
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 10-17
Moon Aug 10-17
Frost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 20-Aug 3
Moon Jul 20-21
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 10-17
Moon Aug 10-17
Frost Aug 31-Sep 7
Moon Sep 2-7
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 24-31
Moon Aug 24-31
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 3-10
Moon Aug 4-10
Frost Aug 17-24
Moon Aug 17-19
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 17-Sep 14
Moon Aug 17-19, Sep 2-14
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 10-24
Moon Aug 10-19
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 23-Dec 7
Moon Nov 23-30
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 24-Sep 7
Moon Sep 2-7
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 7-28
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 7-28
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Sep 28-Oct 12
Moon Sep 28-Oct 1
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 21-Oct 12
Moon Oct 2-12
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 18-21
N/A50Frost-tolerant

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 15 (at ORIENT PT SP, NY climate station, elevation 3 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Oct 12
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-7
Apr 15
BasilFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 7-13
Sep 28
BeetsN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-7
Frost Mar 18-25
Apr 29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 9-18
Frost Apr 29-May 6
N/AAug 17
Bok ChoyFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Frost Apr 29-May 6
May 27
BroccoliFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Sep 7
Brussels SproutsFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Aug 3
CabbageFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Jul 27
CantaloupesFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost Apr 22-29
Moon Apr 22-23
Aug 3
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 26-Apr 1
Aug 31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-22
N/AAug 31
CeleryFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-25
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-23
Frost Apr 15
Moon Apr 15
Aug 31
ChivesFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Sep 14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
May 6
CollardsFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Aug 31
CucumbersFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-23
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Aug 31
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-23
Sep 14
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 6
Aug 3
EggplantsFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Apr 29-May 6
N/AAug 31
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Apr 29
FennelFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 22-29
Moon Apr 22-23
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Aug 24
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-23, May 7-13
Aug 31
Honeydew MelonsFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Aug 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 9-18
Frost Apr 29-May 6
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Apr 29
KohlrabiFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Apr 29
LeeksFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 9-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25
N/AJul 27
LettuceFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Apr 29
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 7-13
Aug 31
OnionsN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 26-Apr 1
N/AAug 3
OreganoFrost Feb 4-Mar 3
Moon Feb 9-24
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-23
N/AAug 31
ParsleyFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 9-18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-23
Frost Mar 18-Apr 22
Moon Mar 18-25, Apr 8-22
Aug 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Aug 3
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Apr 29
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 26-Apr 1
Aug 31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jul 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Sep 14
RosemaryFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-25
Frost Apr 29-May 6
N/ASep 14
SageFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-23
N/AAug 24
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 26-Apr 1
Aug 3
SpinachFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Apr 29
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 7-13
Aug 24
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Jul 27
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25, Apr 9-15
Apr 29
ThymeFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 9-18
Frost Apr 22-29
Moon Apr 22-23
N/AAug 17
TomatillosFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 7-13
N/AAug 24
TomatoesFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Apr 29-May 6
N/AAug 10
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Oct 12
WatermelonsFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Frost Apr 22-29
Moon Apr 22-23
Aug 10
Winter SquashFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-23
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jul 20
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-23
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Sep 7
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