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

Planting Calendar for North Windham, 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 May 4 (at WINDHAM 2NW, ME climate station, elevation 442 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-May 4
BasilFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 4-25
Moon May 4- 5, May 19-25
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon May 6-11
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
Frost May 11-25
Moon May 19-25
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 19-27
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 6-13
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 6-13
CauliflowerFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 19-27
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
Frost May 11-25
Moon May 19-25
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-13
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 6-13
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 4-Jun 8
Moon May 4- 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 20-22
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
Frost May 11-25
Moon May 19-25
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 19-27
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 13-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 20-May 18
Moon Apr 20-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 22-Mar 23
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7, Mar 21-23
Frost May 4-25
Moon May 4- 5, May 19-25
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon May 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
SageFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 8
Moon Jun 4- 8
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 13-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 22-Mar 23
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7, Mar 21-23
Frost May 4-25
Moon May 4- 5, May 19-25
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 6-13
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 15
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 15
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 13 (at WINDHAM 2NW, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 30Frost Jun 25N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 22Frost Jul 20N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
CauliflowerFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 21Frost Jun 30N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
EggplantsFrost Apr 30Frost Jun 25N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 14
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
KaleFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 1
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 11Frost Jun 15N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
TomatoesFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 15