Find out the best dates for starting and setting out your seedlings.
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Find out the best dates for starting and setting out your seedlings.

First Planting Dates


AVERAGE LAST FALL FROST: May 16 

In Oneida County, the last average frost date is May 16, and the first average fall frost is September 28.  The chart below shows dates of various popular garden vegetables that can be planted as seeds, sets or transplants. 

First Seeding & Transplanting Dates for Vegetables in NY

*  Indicates variety is transplanted
(x) Indicates variety may be transplanted or
 seeded. If transplanted probably should be later than date given.
(t) Indicates variety may be transplants, sets or seed.

As early as garden  may be worked in spring or about April 15.

After the date of the last average frost in Ithaca area May 14.

After the soil has become warm in spring June 1.

   Beets
   Broccoli (x)
   Brussels Sprouts (x)
   Cabbage (x)
   Carrots
   Cauliflower (x)
   Celery (x)
   Endive
   Kale
   Kohlrabi
   Leeks
   Lettuce
   Mustard
   Onions (t)
   Parsley
   Peas
   Radish
   Swiss Chard
   Spinach
   Turnips
   Rutabagas

   Beans
   Eggplant*
   Pepper*
   Popcorn
   Potatoes
   Sweet Corn
   Tomatoes*

   Basil
   Cucumber
   Muskmelon*
   Okra*
   Pumpkins*
   Squashes, Summer
   Squashes, Winter*
   Watermelon*

See what is suggested to plant from June 10 - Sept. 10.

Last updated August 11, 2017