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

Planting Calendar for North Adams, 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 September 30 (at NORTH ADAMS HARRIMAN AP, MA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 12N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 9Frost Jul 7N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
CauliflowerFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 8Frost Jun 17N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
EggplantsFrost Apr 17Frost June 14N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
KaleFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 14
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 28Frost June 21N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
TomatoesFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 2

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 17 (at NORTH ADAMS HARRIMAN AP, MA climate station, elevation 652 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
BasilFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 16-24
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 24-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 19-26
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 17-26
CauliflowerFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 24-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-26
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
CornN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 21
Moon May 31-Jun 14
CucumbersFrost Apr 19-26
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 21
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 24-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Apr 26-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost May 3-31
Moon May 3-15, May 30-31
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 19-29
OreganoFrost Mar 7-Apr 5
Moon Mar 7-18, Apr 1- 5
Frost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 26-29, May 16-17
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 10-31
Moon May 16-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 24-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
SageFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 15-21
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Apr 26-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 7-Apr 5
Moon Mar 7-18, Apr 1- 5
Frost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 24-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 19-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 19-26
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 28
Moon May 31-Jun 14, Jun 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 28
Moon May 31-Jun 14, Jun 28