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

Planting Calendar for Framingham, 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 6 (at NATICK, MA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 23Frost Jun 18N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 25Frost Jul 23N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 15Frost Jul 13N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 8
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
CauliflowerFrost Jun 25Frost Jul 23N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 14Frost Jun 23N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 23Frost Jun 18N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
KaleFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 4Frost Jun 8N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
TomatoesFrost Apr 28Frost Jun 23N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 8
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 8

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 1 (at NATICK, MA climate station, elevation 180 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
BasilFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3-10
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3-10
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 5
CucumbersFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3-10
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 1-Jun 5
Moon May 1-15, May 30-Jun 5
EggplantsFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 8-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 10-17
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 17-24
OreganoFrost Feb 19-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
RosemaryFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 8-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 10-17
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 19-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 8-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 17-24
WatermelonsFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3-10
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 12