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

Planting Calendar for Bath, ME

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 October 1 (at BATH, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 18Frost Jun 13N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 10Frost Jul 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
CauliflowerFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 9Frost Jun 18N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
EggplantsFrost Apr 18Frost Jun 13N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 2
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
KaleFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 13
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 29Frost June 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
TomatoesFrost Apr 23Frost Jun 18N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 3

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 16 (at BATH, ME climate station, elevation 26 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2- 5
BasilFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
CornN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
CucumbersFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 20
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Feb 20-Mar 6
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 2-30
Moon May 2- 5, May 19-30
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18, May 6- 9
OreganoFrost Mar 6-Apr 4
Moon Mar 6- 7, Mar 22-Apr 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon May 6-16
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 9-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 6-11
RosemaryFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 6-Apr 4
Moon Mar 6- 7, Mar 22-Apr 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18, May 6- 9
WatermelonsFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-27