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Michigan: Vegetable Planting Calendar

Michigan Zone Hardiness Map

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time. 

Michigan is in the 4, 5 & 6 USDA plant hardiness zones.

Michigan Last & First Frost Dates
CityLast Frost DateFirst Frost Date
Ann Arbor5/310/7
Battle Creek5/209/21
Clinto5/1310/9
Dearborn5/210/13
Detroit5/210/13
Flint5/610/8
Grand Rapids5/159/29
Holland5/810/10
Kalamazoo5/1010/3
Lansing5/610/8
Livonia5/310/7
Sterling Heights5/610/11
Warren5/610/11
*Based on statistics there is a 10% chance that frost will occur before or after these dates. Watch your local weather for more accurate dates.

Michigan on average has approximately 140 days between the last and first frost. Follow the planting schedules below for when to plant tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables. 
 
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Zone 4 Planting Schedule
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Zone 5 Planting Schedule
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Zone 6 Planting Schedule
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