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

Planting Calendar for Belmont, MA

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 16 (at JAMAICA PLAIN, MA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
Bell PeppersFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 25Frost Jul 23N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
CauliflowerFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 24Frost Jul 3N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
EggplantsFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 23Frost Jul 18N/A
KaleFrost Jul 25Frost Aug 22N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 14Frost Jun 18N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
TomatoesFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 18

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 24 (at JAMAICA PLAIN, MA climate station, elevation 95 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
BasilFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
CornN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 8-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 29
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3-10
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 10-May 8
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 8
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-31, Apr 17
OreganoFrost Feb 12-Mar 12
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2-12
Frost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 17-24
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 3
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 3
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 16-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3-10
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 12-Mar 12
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2-12
Frost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-31, Apr 17
WatermelonsFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 8-Jun 5
Moon May 8-15, May 30-Jun 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 8-Jun 5
Moon May 8-15, May 30-Jun 5