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

Planting Calendar for Winterport, 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.

Print Friendly and PDF

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 9 (at BANGOR INTL AP, ME climate station, elevation 147 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
BasilFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 9-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon May 6-16
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 11-18
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 6-18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 9-23
Moon May 19-23
CornN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 11-18
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 9-Jun 13
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Apr 25-May 23
Moon Apr 25-May 5, May 19-23
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-18
OreganoFrost Feb 27-Mar 28
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7, Mar 21-28
Frost May 9-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18, May 6- 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 19-23
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 13
Moon Jun 4-13
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Apr 18-25
Moon Apr 19-25
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 27-Mar 28
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7, Mar 21-28
Frost May 9-30
Moon May 19-30
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 11-18
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 20
Moon May 23-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 20
Moon May 23-Jun 3, Jun 17-20

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 30 (at BANGOR 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 26
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 12N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 9Frost Jul 7N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 6
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
CauliflowerFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 8Frost Jun 17N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
EggplantsFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 12N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 1
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
KaleFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 6
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 28Frost June 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
TomatoesFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 6
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 2