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

Planting Calendar for Island Pond, VT

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 26 (at ISLAND POND, VT climate station, elevation 1200 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
BasilFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 28-May 5
Moon Apr 28-May 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
CauliflowerFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 5
Moon Apr 28-May 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-Jun 3
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 17-30
CucumbersFrost Apr 28-May 5
Moon Apr 28-May 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 30
Moon May 26-Jun 3, Jun 17-30
EggplantsFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 19-28
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 19-28
Frost May 5-12
Moon May 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 19-28
Frost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon May 6-18
OreganoFrost Mar 17-Apr 14
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 9
Moon Jun 4- 9
PumpkinsFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 6-18
RosemaryFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-23
N/A
SageFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 19-28
Frost May 5-12
Moon May 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 17-Apr 14
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-23
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon May 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 28-May 5
Moon Apr 28-May 5
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 17-23
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-Jul 7
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-Jul 7
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 23 (at ISLAND POND, VT climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 10Frost June 16N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 10N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 2Frost Jun 30N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 23
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
CauliflowerFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 10N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 1Frost June 16N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 30
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 23
EggplantsFrost Apr 10Frost June 23N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 25
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 30Frost Jun 25N/A
KaleFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 23
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 21Frost June 30N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
TomatoesFrost Apr 15Frost June 23N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 23
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 7
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 7