Delaware: Vegetable Planting Calendar

Delaware Zone Hardiness Map

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important to 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. 
Delaware is in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-7.
Delaware Last & First Frost Dates
City Last Frost Date First Frost Date
Dover 4/16 10/21
Elsmere 4/20 10/18
Georgetown 4/9 10/25
Middletown 4/18 10/24
Milford 4/8 10/30
New Castle 4/20 10/18
Newark 4/20 10/18
Seaford 4/9 10/25
Smyrna 4/18 10/24
Wilmington 4/20 10/18

*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.

Delaware on average has approximately 190 days between the last and first frost. Using the planting schedules below will help you get the most out of your garden. 

 

Zone 7 Planting Schedule
Zone 7 Delaware Garden Schedule