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

Planting Calendar for Livermore Falls, 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 23 (at LIVERMORE FALLS 1 E, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 10Frost June 6N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 10N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 2Frost Jun 30N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
CauliflowerFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 10N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 1Frost Jun 10N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 20
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
EggplantsFrost Apr 10Frost June 13N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 25
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 30Frost Jun 25N/A
KaleFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 13
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 21Frost June 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
TomatoesFrost Apr 15Frost June 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost June 27

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 16 (at LIVERMORE FALLS 1 E, ME climate station, elevation 380 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2- 5
BasilFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
CornN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
CucumbersFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 20
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Feb 20-Mar 6
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 2-30
Moon May 2- 5, May 19-30
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18, May 6- 9
OreganoFrost Mar 6-Apr 4
Moon Mar 6- 7, Mar 22-Apr 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon May 6-16
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 9-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 6-11
RosemaryFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 6-Apr 4
Moon Mar 6- 7, Mar 22-Apr 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18, May 6- 9
WatermelonsFrost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-27