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

Planting Calendar for Kettering, 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 15 (at UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW, MD climate station, elevation 131 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
BasilFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
CucumbersFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 20
Moon Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Jan 21-Feb 3
Frost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25-Apr 1
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-29
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-29
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18-20, Apr 6- 8
OreganoFrost Feb 3-Mar 3
Moon Feb 3- 5, Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 6-15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-25
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 17-19, Mar 8-10
RosemaryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-25
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25-Apr 1
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 3-Mar 3
Moon Feb 3- 5, Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18-20, Apr 6- 8
WatermelonsFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-27

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 23 (at UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW, MD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
Bell PeppersFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
CauliflowerFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CeleryFrost May 1Frost Jul 10N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
EggplantsFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 24
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 30Frost Jul 25N/A
KaleFrost Aug 1Frost Aug 29N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 5
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 21Frost Jun 25N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
TomatoesFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 25