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

Planting Calendar for Benton, AR

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 2 (at BENTON, AR climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
Bell PeppersFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
CauliflowerFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
CeleryFrost May 11Frost Jul 20N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
EggplantsFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 9Frost Aug 4N/A
KaleFrost Aug 11Frost Sep 8N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 8
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 31Frost Jul 5N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
TomatoesFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 4

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 1 (at BENTON, AR climate station, elevation 311 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
BasilFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18-20, Apr 6- 8
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Jan 21-Feb 3
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-25
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 8-10
CauliflowerFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-25
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Jan 21-Feb 3
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-May 6
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6
Frost Feb 10-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 19-29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Jan 21-Feb 3
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-25
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 10-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 15
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 20-Feb 17
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 6-15
PumpkinsFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 6-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Jan 21-Feb 3
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
SageFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon May 6
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 10-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 20-Feb 17
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 19-May 5