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

Planting Calendar for Winthrop, 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 November 3 (at BOSTON LOGAN INTL 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 29
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
Bell PeppersFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
CauliflowerFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CeleryFrost May 12Frost Jul 21N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
EggplantsFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 10Frost Aug 5N/A
KaleFrost Aug 12Frost Sep 9N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 6N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
TomatoesFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 5

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 8 (at BOSTON LOGAN INTL AP, MA climate station, elevation 13 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
BasilFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 1-10
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-18, Apr 1
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 10-18
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-18
CauliflowerFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-18, Apr 1
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 1-10
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-18
Moon Mar 10-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
CucumbersFrost Mar 10-18
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-May 13
Moon Apr 8-16, Apr 30-May 13
EggplantsFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 1-10
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-18, Apr 1
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Jan 27-Feb 24
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
PumpkinsFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-Mar 3
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 1-10
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
SageFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 27-Feb 24
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 10-18
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15