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

Planting Calendar for Cambridge, MD

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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 7 (at ROYAL OAK 2 SSW, MD climate station, elevation 9 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
BasilFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 19-28
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 6-14
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 19-28
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 21-31
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 9-17
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 8-17
CauliflowerFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 21-31
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 19-28
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-17
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 9-17
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-May 12
Moon Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 19-28
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 21-31
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 21-24
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 24-Apr 21
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 9-20
OreganoFrost Jan 26-Feb 23
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5, Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 19-28
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-20, Apr 6- 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon May 6-12
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 21-24
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 26-Feb 23
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5, Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 19-28
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 9-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 9-17
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 19
Moon Apr 21-May 5, May 19
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 19
Moon Apr 21-May 5, May 19

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 2 (at ROYAL OAK 2 SSW, MD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
Bell PeppersFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
CauliflowerFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
CeleryFrost May 11Frost Jul 20N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
EggplantsFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 9Frost Aug 4N/A
KaleFrost Aug 11Frost Sep 8N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 8
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 31Frost Jul 5N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
TomatoesFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 4