Planting Calendar for Point Pleasant, NJ

30% probability of frost free after April 16 (at LONG BRANCH OAKHURST, NJ climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Beets Apr 2-23
Apr 2- 4, Apr 20-23
Broccoli Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Brussels Sprouts Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Cabbage Feb 18-Mar 4
Feb 18-19
Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Cantaloupe Mar 19-26
Mar 19-20
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Carrots Mar 12-26
Mar 21-26
Cauliflower Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Celery Feb 4-18
Feb 4-18
Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
Collards Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Corn Apr 16-30
Apr 16-19
Cucumbers Mar 19-26
Mar 19-20
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Eggplants Feb 4-18
Feb 4-18
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Kale Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Kohlrabi Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Leeks Feb 4-18
Feb 4-18
Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Lettuce Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Apr 2-30
Apr 5-19
Okra Apr 30-May 14
May 4-14
Onions Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 21-Apr 4
Parsnips Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-Apr 4
Peas Mar 4-26
Mar 6-20
Peppers Feb 4-18
Feb 4-18
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Potatoes Apr 9-30
Apr 20-30
Pumpkins Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Radishes Feb 18-Mar 12
Feb 20-Mar 5
Spinach Mar 4-26
Mar 6-20
Squash Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Sweet Potatoes Mar 19-26
Mar 21-26
Apr 30-May 21
Apr 30-May 3, May 19-21
Swiss Chard Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Mar 26-Apr 2
Tomatoes Feb 18-Mar 4
Feb 18-19
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Turnips Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 21-Apr 4
Watermelons Mar 19-26
Mar 19-20
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Transplant Seedlings dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!