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

Planting Calendar for Scarborough, 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 1 (at PORTLAND INTL JETPORT, ME climate station, elevation 45 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
BasilFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-18, May 6- 8
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 6-10
CauliflowerFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 1-Jun 5
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 19-29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 10-17
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 19-Mar 20
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon May 6-15
PumpkinsFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
SageFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 5
Moon Jun 4- 5
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 10-17
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 19-Mar 20
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 9 (at PORTLAND INTL JETPORT, ME climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 18Frost Jul 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
CauliflowerFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 26N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
EggplantsFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 10
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
KaleFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 7Frost Jun 11N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
TomatoesFrost May 1Frost Jun 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 11