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Planting Calendar for Woodhaven, MI

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-season crops, such as kale and lettuce, do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 22 (at DETROIT METRO AP, MI climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 3-Oct 8
Moon Sep 3-17, Oct 2-8
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Jul 30-Aug 27
Moon Jul 30-Aug 3, Aug 20-27
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Aug 13-Sep 3
Moon Aug 13-19, Sep 2-3
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Jul 23-30
Frost Aug 13-27
Moon Aug 13-19
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 2-16
Moon Jul 5-16
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Jul 23-30
Frost Aug 13-20
Moon Aug 13-19
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 6-13
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Jul 16-23
Moon Jul 16-21
Frost Jul 30-Aug 6
Moon Aug 4-6
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Jul 30-Aug 27
Moon Aug 4-19
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Jul 23-Aug 6
Moon Aug 4-6
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 4-18
Moon Nov 16-18
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 6-20
Moon Aug 6-19
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Aug 13-27
Moon Aug 13-19
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Aug 20-Sep 10
Moon Sep 2-10
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Aug 13-27
Moon Aug 13-19
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Aug 20-Sep 10
Moon Sep 2-10
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Aug 13-27
Moon Aug 13-19
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Sep 10-24
Moon Sep 18-24
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 3-24
Moon Sep 3-17
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Aug 13-27
Moon Aug 13-19
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Aug 20-Sep 3
Moon Aug 20-Sep 1
N/A50Frost-tolerant

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 28 (at DETROIT METRO AP, MI climate station, elevation 629 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Sep 24
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 24-28
Apr 28
BasilFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-23
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-23
Sep 10
BeetsN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 24-28
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
May 12
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
N/AJul 30
Bok ChoyFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Jun 9
BroccoliFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-23
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Aug 20
Brussels SproutsFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-23
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Jul 16
CabbageFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-23
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
May 5
CantaloupesFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon May 7-12
Frost May 5-12
Moon May 7-12
Jul 16
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
Aug 13
CauliflowerFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-23
N/AAug 6
CeleryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 9-17
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 7-19
Frost Apr 28
Aug 13
ChivesFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Aug 27
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon May 7-12
May 19
CollardsFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-23
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Aug 13
CucumbersFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 7-19
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Aug 13
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-23, May 7-12
Aug 27
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Jul 16
EggplantsFrost Mar 2-17
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
N/AAug 13
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
May 12
FennelFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost May 5-12
Moon May 7-12
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon May 7-12
Aug 6
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 7-23
Aug 13
Honeydew MelonsFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Jul 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-23
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
May 12
KohlrabiFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
May 12
LeeksFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
N/AJul 9
LettuceFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
May 12
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-23
Aug 13
OnionsN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
N/AJul 16
OreganoFrost Feb 17-Mar 17
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 7-19
N/AAug 13
ParsleyFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 7-19
Frost Mar 31-May 5
Moon Apr 8-23
Aug 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
Jul 16
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 24-Jun 2
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
May 12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
Aug 13
PumpkinsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Jul 9
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
Aug 27
RosemaryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 9-17
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
N/AAug 27
SageFrost Mar 2-17
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 7-19
N/AAug 6
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
Jul 16
SpinachFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
May 12
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-23
Aug 6
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 24-26
Jul 9
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-23
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 8-23
May 12
ThymeFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost May 5-12
Moon May 7-12
N/AJul 30
TomatillosFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-23
N/AAug 6
TomatoesFrost Mar 2-17
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
N/AJul 23
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 7
Sep 24
WatermelonsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Frost May 5-12
Moon May 7-12
Jul 23
Winter SquashFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 7-19
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Jul 2
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 7-19
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-19
Aug 20
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