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Planting Calendar for Clinton, 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 5 (at WATERVILLE TRTMT PLT, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 14Frost Jul 12N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 7
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
CauliflowerFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 13Frost Jun 22N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
EggplantsFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 6
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
KaleFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 3Frost June 11N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
TomatoesFrost Apr 27Frost Jun 22N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 7
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 7

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 7 (at WATERVILLE TRTMT PLT, ME climate station, elevation 72 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
BasilFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon May 6-14
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-Jun 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 6-16
CauliflowerFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
CornN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 21-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-Jun 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 11
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-Jun 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 19-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 19-23
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Frost Apr 23-May 21
Moon Apr 23-May 5, May 19-21
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-Jun 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-18
OreganoFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7, Mar 21-26
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 16-18, May 6- 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon May 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-Jun 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 28-Jun 11
Moon Jun 4-11
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 19-23
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7, Mar 21-26
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-Jun 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 21-Jun 3, Jun 17-18
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 21-Jun 3, Jun 17-18