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

Planting Calendar for Old Mystic, 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 27 (at GROTON, CT climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
Bell PeppersFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
CauliflowerFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
CeleryFrost May 5Frost Jul 14N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
EggplantsFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
KaleFrost Aug 5Frost Sep 2N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 9
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 25Frost Jun 29N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
TomatoesFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 29

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 14 (at GROTON, CT climate station, elevation 39 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
BasilFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31, Apr 17-21
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 19-24
CauliflowerFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 19
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 24-31
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 28
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Feb 2-Mar 2
Moon Feb 2-16, Mar 2
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
PumpkinsFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
SageFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 16-19
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 24-31
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 2-Mar 2
Moon Feb 2-16, Mar 2
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 26
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 26
Moon Apr 30-May 15