Maine Vegetable Gardening: Keep Your Garden Growing — Plant from Spring to Fall

Maine Vegetable Gardening: Keep Your Garden Growing — Plant from Spring to Fall (PDF)

 Early Spring  Midspring  Early Summer Midsummer to Fall 
Plant as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant two weeks before the average last frost date. Plant when soil and sun are warm. Plant in late June-early July
PLANTS:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
PLANTS:

  • Cauliflower
PLANTS:

  • Eggplant
  • Pepper
  • Tomato
PLANTS:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
SEEDS:

  • Endive
  • Lettuce
  • Onion Sets
  • Pea
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Turnip
SEEDS:

  • Beet
  • Carrot
  • Onion Sets
  • Parsnips
  • Swiss Chard
SEEDS:

  • Cucumber
  • Lima Beans
  • Melon
  • Okra
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Winter Potatoes
SEEDS:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
Plant 1 week later:

  • Bean
  • Corn
  • Early Potatoes
Plant in early August:

  • Broccoli*
  • Cabbage*
  • Cauliflower*

SEEDS:

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Turnip
*Plants are set out later than seeds as sown because hot weather is not favorable for growth. Plant 10 weeks before last frost (SEEDS):

  • Beet
  • Carrot

Planting Seeds Indoors: Weeks to Sow Indoors Before Last Frost Weeks to Germination Set Out Transplants
Broccoli 5-7 1-2 After frost, late summer
Brussels Sprout 4-6 1-2 After frost, late summer
Cabbage 5-8 1-2 After frost, late summer
Cauliflower 5-8 1-2 After frost, late summer
Cucumbers 2-3 1-2 2 weeks after frost
Eggplant 8-9 2-3 Midspring, early summer
Leeks 10-12 2-3 Mid to late spring
Head Lettuce 3-5 2-3 After frost
Onions (globle) 6-8 2-3 After frost
Peppers 8-10 1-2 Mid to late spring
Tomatoes 6-8 2-3 Mid to late spring