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Planting Calendar for Dundalk, 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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 15 (at MD SCI CTR BALTIMORE, MD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 25Frost Aug 22N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
CauliflowerFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
CeleryFrost May 24Frost Aug 2N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
EggplantsFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 16
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 22Frost Aug 17N/A
KaleFrost Aug 24Frost Sep 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 21
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 13Frost Jul 18N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
TomatoesFrost Jun 7Frost Aug 2N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 17

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 29 (at MD SCI CTR BALTIMORE, MD climate station, elevation 19 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
BasilFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-20
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
CauliflowerFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
CucumbersFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-May 3
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19-May 3
EggplantsFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3- 6
Frost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 20-28
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
Frost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
Frost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 17-Feb 14
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 8-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 6-12
PumpkinsFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 31-Feb 21
Moon Feb 6-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
SageFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
Frost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 17-Feb 14
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 10
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 10
Moon Apr 19-May 5