Planting Calendar for Wells River, VT

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 24 (at BENTON 5 SW, NH climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A May 31-Jun 21
Jun 3-17
BeetsN/AN/A May 10-31
May 19-31
Bell Peppers Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
N/A
Broccoli Apr 12-26
Apr 12-19
May 3-24
May 4-18
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Apr 12-26
Apr 12-19
Apr 26-May 17
May 4-17
N/A
Cabbage Mar 29-Apr 12
Apr 5-12
Apr 26-May 10
May 4-10
N/A
Cantaloupes Apr 26-May 3
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Apr 19-May 3
Apr 20-May 3
Cauliflower Apr 12-26
Apr 12-19
Apr 26-May 10
May 4-10
N/A
Celery Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
May 31-Jun 14
Jun 3-14
N/A
Collards Apr 12-26
Apr 12-19
Apr 26-May 17
May 4-17
N/A
CornN/AN/A May 24-Jun 7
Jun 3- 7
Cucumbers Apr 26-May 3
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
N/A
Eggplants Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
N/A
Lettuce Apr 12-26
Apr 12-19
May 10-Jun 7
May 10-18, Jun 3- 7
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Apr 26-May 17
May 4-17
Leeks Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Apr 26-May 17
May 4-17
N/A
OkraN/AN/A Jun 7-21
Jun 7-17
OnionsN/AN/A Apr 26-May 17
Apr 26-May 3
ParsnipsN/AN/A May 3-24
May 3, May 19-24
PeasN/AN/A Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
PotatoesN/AN/A May 17-Jun 7
May 19-Jun 2
Pumpkins Apr 26-May 10
May 4-10
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Mar 29-Apr 19
Mar 29-Apr 4
SpinachN/AN/A Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
Squash (Zucchini) Apr 26-May 10
May 4-10
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Apr 26-May 3
Apr 26-May 3
Jun 7-28
Jun 18-28
N/A
Swiss Chard Apr 12-26
Apr 12-19
May 3-10
May 4-10
N/A
Tomatoes Mar 29-Apr 12
Apr 5-12
May 31-Jun 21
Jun 3-17
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Apr 26-May 17
Apr 26-May 3
Watermelons Apr 26-May 3
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
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!