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

Planting Calendar for Ocean Pines, 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 13 (at OCEAN CITY MUNI AP, MD 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 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
BasilFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 19-May 4
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Apr 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-May 4
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 21-30
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-May 4
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 27-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 18
Moon Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
Frost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-May 4
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 1- 7
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-30
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 1- 7
Frost Mar 30-Apr 27
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5, Apr 19-27
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-20, Apr 6
OreganoFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 19-May 4
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 21-30
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 6-13
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-23
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 8
Moon Feb 15-19, Mar 8
RosemaryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-23
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 6-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 1- 7
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-30
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 19-May 4
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-20, Apr 6
WatermelonsFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 27-May 5, May 19-25
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 27-May 5, May 19-25

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 28 (at OCEAN CITY MUNI AP, MD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
Bell PeppersFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
CauliflowerFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
CeleryFrost May 6Frost Jul 15N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
EggplantsFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 29
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 30N/A
KaleFrost Aug 6Frost Sep 3N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 10
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 26Frost Jun 30N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
TomatoesFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 30