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

Planting Calendar for Gravel Ridge, 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 23 (at LITTLE ROCK, AR climate station, elevation 567 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
BasilFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-20
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 21-25
Frost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 22-Mar 1
Moon Feb 22-Mar 1
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-19
CauliflowerFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 21-25
Frost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 1
Moon Feb 22-Mar 1
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 19-27
CucumbersFrost Feb 22-Mar 1
Moon Feb 22-Mar 1
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 27
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5, Apr 19-27
EggplantsFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 28-Jan 11
Moon Dec 28-Jan 6
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-22
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5, Apr 19-20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 21-25
Frost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 20-22
Frost Mar 1- 8
Moon Mar 1- 7
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 20-22
Frost Mar 8-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Mar 8-16
OreganoFrost Jan 11-Feb 8
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 8-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 8-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-20, Apr 6
PumpkinsFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 1- 7
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 25-Feb 15
Moon Feb 6-15
RosemaryFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 21-25
Frost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5, Apr 19-20
N/A
SageFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 8-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-18
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 20-22
Frost Mar 1- 8
Moon Mar 1- 7
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 11-Feb 8
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-Feb 5
Frost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5, Apr 19-20
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Mar 8-16
WatermelonsFrost Feb 22-Mar 1
Moon Feb 22-Mar 1
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-May 4
Moon Apr 19-May 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-May 4
Moon Apr 19-May 4

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 10 (at LITTLE ROCK, AR climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
Bell PeppersFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
CauliflowerFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CeleryFrost May 19Frost Jul 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
EggplantsFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 17Frost Aug 12N/A
KaleFrost Aug 19Frost Sep 16N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
TomatoesFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 12