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

Planting Calendar for Beverly, 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 11 (at BEVERLY MUNI AP, MA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 28Frost Jun 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
CauliflowerFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 19Frost Jun 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
EggplantsFrost Apr 28Frost Jun 23N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
KaleFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 9Frost Jun 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
TomatoesFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 13

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 29 (at BEVERLY MUNI AP, MA climate station, elevation 108 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
BasilFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
CornN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-Jun 3
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 13
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
OreganoFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 19-25
RosemaryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
WatermelonsFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 10