Planting Calendar for Vergennes, VT

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 12 (at CORNWALL, VT climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
BeetsN/AN/A Apr 28-May 19
Apr 28-May 3, May 19
Bell Peppers Mar 2-17
Mar 6-17
May 26-Jun 16
Jun 3-16
N/A
Broccoli Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Apr 14-May 5
Apr 14-19, May 4- 5
N/A
Cabbage Mar 17-31
Mar 17-20
Apr 14-28
Apr 14-19
N/A
Cantaloupes Apr 14-21
Apr 14-19
May 26-Jun 16
Jun 3-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Apr 7-21
Apr 20-21
Cauliflower Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Apr 14-28
Apr 14-19
N/A
Celery Mar 2-17
Mar 6-17
May 19-Jun 2
N/A
Collards Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Apr 14-May 5
Apr 14-19, May 4- 5
N/A
CornN/AN/A May 12-26
May 12-18
Cucumbers Apr 14-21
Apr 14-19
May 26-Jun 16
Jun 3-16
N/A
Eggplants Mar 2-17
Mar 6-17
May 26-Jun 16
Jun 3-16
N/A
Lettuce Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Apr 28-May 26
May 4-18
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Apr 14-May 5
Apr 14-19, May 4- 5
Leeks Mar 2-17
Mar 6-17
Apr 14-May 5
Apr 14-19, May 4- 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/A May 26-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
OnionsN/AN/A Apr 14-May 5
Apr 20-May 3
ParsnipsN/AN/A Apr 21-May 12
Apr 21-May 3
PeasN/AN/A Mar 31-Apr 21
Apr 5-19
PotatoesN/AN/A May 5-26
May 19-26
Pumpkins Apr 14-28
Apr 14-19
May 26-Jun 16
Jun 3-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Mar 17-Apr 7
Mar 21-Apr 4
SpinachN/AN/A Mar 31-Apr 21
Apr 5-19
Squash (Zucchini) Apr 14-28
Apr 14-19
May 26-Jun 16
Jun 3-16
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Apr 14-21
Apr 20-21
May 26-Jun 16
May 26-Jun 2
N/A
Swiss Chard Mar 31-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Apr 21-28
N/A
Tomatoes Mar 17-31
Mar 17-20
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Apr 14-May 5
Apr 20-May 3
Watermelons Apr 14-21
Apr 14-19
May 26-Jun 16
Jun 3-16
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!