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What to Plant Now:
Maritime Canada & New England

Not sure what seeds you could be starting right now, or which transplants need to be set outside this season? Our regional planting guides take the guesswork out of garden planning! Click on your region below (right) to find out which garden plants need your attention right now.

Maritime Canada and New England Gardening Region map new 


Don't live in New England? Find garden planning information for your area. 

For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner. 


Good Reading About Your Region 

Jenna Woginwrich, Farm Writer (online) 

Report from a Small Town in Vermont, January 1974 

Charlton City, Massachusetts, May 1977 

Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of: 

Bethel, Maine, August 2008 

Ithaca, New York, August 2006 

Blue Hill, Maine,  August 2006 

Battleboro, Vermont, August 2007 

Cornwall, Connecticut, October 2009
















Regional Gardening Resources 

Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) 

(click to state chapters) 

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 

Late Blight Management, University of Massachusetts 

Vegetable Varieties for Maine Gardeners, University of Maine 

Vegetable Gardening Resources, Cornell University 

Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Vermont 

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) 



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