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

Planting Calendar for Houlton, 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 September 13 (at HOULTON INTL AP, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 31Frost June 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 2Frost Jun 30N/A
CabbageFrost May 23Frost Jun 20N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 30
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
CauliflowerFrost Jun 2Frost Jun 30N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 22Frost June 23N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 30
EggplantsFrost Mar 31Frost June 30N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 20Frost June 23N/A
KaleFrost Jun 22Frost Jul 20N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 30
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 30
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 11Frost July 7N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
TomatoesFrost Apr 5Frost June 30N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 30
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 14

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 2 (at HOULTON INTL AP, ME climate station, elevation 475 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
BasilFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-23
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 9
Moon Jun 4- 9
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon May 6-12
CauliflowerFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 7
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
CucumbersFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-Jul 7
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 17-30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 19
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost May 19-Jun 16
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 6-18
OreganoFrost Mar 24-Apr 21
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-23
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 16
Moon Jun 4-16
PumpkinsFrost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-18
RosemaryFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
SageFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jul 4- 7
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 19
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 24-Apr 21
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-23
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 6-18
WatermelonsFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 14
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 14
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3