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Planting Calendar for Sylacauga, 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 9 (at SYLACAUGA 4 NE, AL climate station, elevation 488 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
BasilFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 6-16
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
Bok ChoyFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 11-19
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 8-19
CauliflowerFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-19
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
CollardsN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 11-19
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-May 14
Moon Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 21-28
Frost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Mar 19-26
Moon Mar 21-26
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Mar 26-Apr 23
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5, Apr 19-23
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-20
OreganoFrost Jan 28-Feb 25
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5, Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 19-20, Apr 6- 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-20
PumpkinsFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-Mar 4
Moon Feb 11-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5
Frost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 14
Moon May 6-14
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Mar 19-26
Moon Mar 21-26
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 28-Feb 25
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5, Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
TomatillosFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 11-19
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 21
Moon Apr 23-May 5, May 19-21
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 21
Moon Apr 23-May 5, May 19-21

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 24 (at SYLACAUGA 4 NE, AL climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
Bell PeppersFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
Bok ChoyN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
BroccoliFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 3Frost Jul 31N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
CauliflowerFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CeleryFrost May 2Frost Jul 11N/A
CollardsN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
EggplantsFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 25
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 31Frost Jul 26N/A
KaleFrost Aug 2Frost Aug 30N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 6
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 22Frost Jun 26N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
TomatillosN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
TomatoesFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
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