Adapted from: National Centers for Environmental Information | NOAA
The Growing Season refers to the number of days between the date of the last frost in the spring and the first frost in the fall. This is the part of the year when the weather conditions in a particular region, such as temperatures and rainfall, permit plant growth.
In Massachusetts, the length of the growing season varies depending location. The typical start date, or date of the last frost, ranges from March 1st - May 15th. The growing season ends on the date of the first frost of fall, which can occur between September 1st - November 30th.