Planting Calendar for Jeffersonville, VT

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 9 (at MT MANSFIELD, VT climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A Jun 16-Jul 7
Jun 16-17, Jul 2- 7
BeetsN/AN/A May 26-Jun 16
May 26-Jun 2
Bell Peppers Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jul 2-14
N/A
Broccoli Apr 28-May 12
May 4-12
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Apr 28-May 12
May 4-12
May 12-Jun 2
May 12-18
N/A
Cabbage Apr 14-28
Apr 14-19
May 12-26
May 12-18
N/A
Cantaloupes May 12-19
May 12-18
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jul 2-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A May 5-19
May 19
Cauliflower Apr 28-May 12
May 4-12
May 12-26
May 12-18
N/A
Celery Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Jun 16-30
Jun 16-17
N/A
Collards Apr 28-May 12
May 4-12
May 12-Jun 2
May 12-18
N/A
CornN/AN/A Jun 9-23
Jun 9-17
Cucumbers May 12-19
May 12-18
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jul 2-14
N/A
Eggplants Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jul 2-14
N/A
Lettuce Apr 28-May 12
May 4-12
May 26-Jun 23
Jun 3-17
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A May 12-Jun 2
May 12-18
Leeks Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
May 12-Jun 2
May 12-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/A Jun 23-Jul 7
Jul 2- 7
OnionsN/AN/A May 12-Jun 2
May 19-Jun 2
ParsnipsN/AN/A May 19-Jun 9
May 19-Jun 2
PeasN/AN/A Apr 28-May 19
May 4-18
PotatoesN/AN/A Jun 2-23
Jun 2, Jun 18-23
Pumpkins May 12-26
May 12-18
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jul 2-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Apr 14-May 5
Apr 20-May 3
SpinachN/AN/A Apr 28-May 19
May 4-18
Squash (Zucchini) May 12-26
May 12-18
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jul 2-14
N/A
Sweet Potatoes May 12-19
May 19
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jun 23-Jul 1
N/A
Swiss Chard Apr 28-May 12
May 4-12
May 19-26
N/A
Tomatoes Apr 14-28
Apr 14-19
Jun 16-Jul 7
Jun 16-17, Jul 2- 7
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A May 12-Jun 2
May 19-Jun 2
Watermelons May 12-19
May 12-18
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jul 2-14
N/A

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 Plant Seedlings or Transplants 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!