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

Planting Calendar for Whitinsville, 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 12 (at WOONSOCKET, RI climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 21Frost Jul 19N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
CauliflowerFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 20Frost Jun 29N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
EggplantsFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
KaleFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 26
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 10Frost Jun 14N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
TomatoesFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 14

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 28 (at WOONSOCKET, RI climate station, elevation 111 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
BasilFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
CornN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
CucumbersFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-Jun 2
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31, Apr 17-21
OreganoFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3-17
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
RosemaryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3-17
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31, Apr 17-21
WatermelonsFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 9
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 9