Planting Calendar for Bucksport, ME

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 11 (at BANGOR INTL AP, ME climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A May 18-Jun 8
May 22-Jun 5
BeetsN/AN/A Apr 27-May 18
May 8-18
Bell Peppers Mar 1-16
Mar 1- 9
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
Broccoli Mar 30-Apr 13
Mar 30-Apr 7
Apr 20-May 11
Apr 22-May 7
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Mar 30-Apr 13
Mar 30-Apr 7
Apr 13-May 4
Apr 22-May 4
N/A
Cabbage Mar 16-30
Mar 24-30
Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
N/A
Cantaloupes Apr 13-20
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Apr 6-20
Apr 8-20
Cauliflower Mar 30-Apr 13
Mar 30-Apr 7
Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
N/A
Celery Mar 1-16
Mar 1- 9
May 18-Jun 1
May 22-Jun 1
N/A
Collards Mar 30-Apr 13
Mar 30-Apr 7
Apr 13-May 4
Apr 22-May 4
N/A
CornN/AN/A May 11-25
May 22-25
Cucumbers Apr 13-20
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
Eggplants Mar 1-16
Mar 1- 9
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
Lettuce Mar 30-Apr 13
Mar 30-Apr 7
Apr 27-May 25
Apr 27-May 7, May 22-25
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Apr 13-May 4
Apr 22-May 4
Leeks Mar 1-16
Mar 1- 9
Apr 13-May 4
Apr 22-May 4
N/A
OkraN/AN/A May 25-Jun 8
May 25-Jun 5
OnionsN/AN/A Apr 13-May 4
Apr 13-21
ParsnipsN/AN/A Apr 20-May 11
Apr 20-21, May 8-11
PeasN/AN/A Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 7
PotatoesN/AN/A May 4-25
May 8-21
Pumpkins Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-23
SpinachN/AN/A Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 7
Squash (Zucchini) Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Apr 13-20
Apr 13-20
May 25-Jun 15
Jun 6-15
N/A
Swiss Chard Mar 30-Apr 13
Mar 30-Apr 7
Apr 20-27
Apr 22-27
N/A
Tomatoes Mar 16-30
Mar 24-30
May 18-Jun 8
May 22-Jun 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Apr 13-May 4
Apr 13-21
Watermelons Apr 13-20
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Plant Seedlings or Transplants dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!