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2022 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Calendar for Montgomery, AL

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 6 (at MONTGOMERY AP, AL climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
Bell PeppersFrost May 24Frost Jul 19N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 26Frost Aug 23N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
CauliflowerFrost Jul 26Frost Aug 23N/A
CeleryFrost May 15Frost Jul 24N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
EggplantsFrost May 24Frost Jul 19N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 13Frost Aug 8N/A
KaleFrost Aug 15Frost Sep 12N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 12
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 9N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
TomatoesFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 8

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 20 (at MONTGOMERY AP, AL climate station, elevation 203 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
BasilFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 19-26
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 17-26
CauliflowerFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-26
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
CucumbersFrost Feb 19-26
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 24
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-Apr 3
Moon Mar 5-18, Apr 1- 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Feb 19-Mar 1
OreganoFrost Jan 8-Feb 5
Moon Jan 8-17, Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 5-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
PumpkinsFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 22-Feb 12
Moon Jan 22-31
RosemaryFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
SageFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 5-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 17-24
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 8-Feb 5
Moon Jan 8-17, Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Feb 19-Mar 1
WatermelonsFrost Feb 19-26
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 1
Moon Apr 3-16, Apr 30-May 1
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 1
Moon Apr 3-16, Apr 30-May 1