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Planting Calendar for Marshfield, VT

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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-seasons 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 31 (at PLAINFIELD, VT climate station, elevation 800 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-23
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Aug 19
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 24-31
May 31
BasilFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
Aug 5
BeetsN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 24-31
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 3- 6
Jun 14
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
N/AJun 24
Bok ChoyFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Jul 12
BroccoliFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 17-23
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jul 15
Brussels SproutsFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 17-23
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 10
CabbageFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 17-23
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 3
CantaloupesFrost May 10-24
Moon May 10-23
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Frost Jun 7-14
Moon Jun 7-14
Jun 10
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 6
Jul 8
CauliflowerFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 6- 7
N/AJul 8
CeleryFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
Frost May 31
Jul 8
ChivesFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Jul 22
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Jun 21
CollardsFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 17-23
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Jul 8
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
Jul 1
CucumbersFrost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Jul 8
DillN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Jul 22
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Jun 10
EggplantsFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
N/AJul 8
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 14
FennelFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Jun 7-14
Moon Jun 7-14
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Jul 1
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 7-28
Moon Jun 7-21
Jul 8
Honeydew MelonsFrost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Jun 17
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 17-23
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 14
KohlrabiFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 14
LeeksFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-23
N/AJun 3
LettuceFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 14
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
Jul 8
Onion SetsN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 6
N/AJun 10
OreganoFrost Mar 22-Apr 19
Moon Mar 22-25, Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
N/AJul 8
ParsleyFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
Frost May 3-Jun 7
Moon May 7-23
Jul 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 3-10
Moon May 3- 6
Jun 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 6
Jul 8
PumpkinsFrost May 10-24
Moon May 10-23
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Jun 3
RadishesN/AN/AFrost May 3-10
Moon May 3- 6
Jul 22
RosemaryFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
N/AJul 22
SageFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
N/AJul 1
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 6
Jun 10
SpinachFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 14
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 22-28
Jun 3
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 17-23
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 10-23
Jun 14
ThymeFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost Jun 7-14
Moon Jun 7-14
N/AJun 24
TomatillosFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
N/AJul 1
TomatoesFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
N/AJun 17
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 3-10
Moon May 3- 6
Aug 19
WatermelonsFrost May 10-24
Moon May 10-23
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Frost Jun 7-14
Moon Jun 7-14
Jun 17
Winter SquashFrost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
May 27
Zucchini and Summer SquashFrost May 10-17
Moon May 10-17
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
Frost Jun 14-21
Moon Jun 14-21
Jul 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 16 (at PLAINFIELD, VT climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Jul 29-Sep 2
Moon Aug 4-19
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Jun 24-Jul 22
Moon Jun 24-Jul 4, Jul 22
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Jul 8-29
Moon Jul 8-21
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Jun 17-24
Moon Jun 17-21
Frost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 8-21
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon Jun 6-10
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Jun 17-24
Moon Jun 17-21
Frost Jul 8-15
Moon Jul 8-15
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Jul 1- 8
Moon Jul 1- 4
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Frost Jun 24-Jul 1
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Jun 24-Jul 22
Moon Jul 5-21
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 17-21
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Sep 30-Oct 14
Moon Sep 30-Oct 1
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 5-15
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 8-21
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Jul 15-Aug 5
Moon Jul 15-21, Aug 4- 5
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 8-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Jul 15-Aug 5
Moon Jul 15-21, Aug 4- 5
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 8-21
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Aug 5-19
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Jul 29-Aug 19
Moon Aug 4-19
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 8-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Jul 15-29
Moon Jul 22-29
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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