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

Planting Calendar for Ellsworth, 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 4 (at E SURRY, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 21Frost Jun 16N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 23Frost Jul 21N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 13Frost Jul 11N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
CauliflowerFrost Jun 23Frost Jul 21N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 12Frost Jun 21N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
EggplantsFrost Apr 21Frost Jun 16N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 5
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
KaleFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 12
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 2Frost June 19N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
TomatoesFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 6

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 15 (at E SURRY, ME climate station, elevation 104 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
BasilFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 17-24
Moon Apr 19-24
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-24
Moon Apr 19-24
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
CornN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-19
CucumbersFrost Apr 17-24
Moon Apr 19-24
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 19
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 22-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Apr 24-May 1
Moon Apr 24-May 1
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 1-29
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-29
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-18, May 6- 8
OreganoFrost Mar 5-Apr 3
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon May 6-15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 8-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20, Apr 6-10
RosemaryFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 22-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 5-16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Apr 24-May 1
Moon Apr 24-May 1
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 5-Apr 3
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 22-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-18, May 6- 8
WatermelonsFrost Apr 17-24
Moon Apr 19-24
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 26
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 26
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-26