New Jersey: Vegetable Planting Calendar

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.
New Jersey is in  USDA plant hardiness zones 6-7. Use your last and first frost dates below to calculate your planting schedule.
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New Jersey Last & First Frost Dates
CityLast Frost DateFirst Frost Date
East Orange5/510/3
Jersey City4/1810/20
Union City4/1810/20

*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.

New Jersey on average has approximately 180 days between the last and first frost. Using the planting schedules below will help you get the most out of your garden.

Zone 6 Planting Schedule
Zone 6 New Jersey Garden Schedule
Zone 7 Planting Schedule
Zone 7 New Jersey Garden Schedule