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

Planting Calendar for Calais, 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 26 (at WOODLAND, ME climate station, elevation 124 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
BasilFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 26-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 29-Apr 5
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
CauliflowerFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 5
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 26-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 10-31
Moon May 19-31
CucumbersFrost Mar 29-Apr 5
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 31
Moon Apr 26-May 5, May 19-31
EggplantsFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7, Mar 23-29
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
Frost Apr 12-May 10
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 14-Mar 15
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 26-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon May 6-10
PumpkinsFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
SageFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 26-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 17-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 14-Mar 15
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 26-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Mar 29-Apr 5
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 10-Jun 7
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 10-Jun 7
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 18 (at WOODLAND, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Bell PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 26Frost Jul 5N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
EggplantsFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 19
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
KaleFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 16Frost Jun 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
TomatoesFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 20