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

Planting Calendar for Storrs, 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 15 (at STORRS, CT climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
Bell PeppersFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
CauliflowerFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 23Frost Jul 2N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
EggplantsFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
KaleFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 13Frost Jun 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
TomatoesFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 17

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 25 (at STORRS, CT climate station, elevation 666 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
BasilFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
CornN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 9-15, May 30
CucumbersFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 30
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 11-May 9
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 9
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
OreganoFrost Feb 13-Mar 14
Moon Feb 13-16, Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Feb 27-Mar 1, Mar 19-21
RosemaryFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 16-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 13-Mar 14
Moon Feb 13-16, Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
WatermelonsFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 9-Jun 6
Moon May 9-15, May 30-Jun 6
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 9-Jun 6
Moon May 9-15, May 30-Jun 6