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

Planting Calendar for Little Rock, 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 4 (at LITTLE ROCK AP ADAMS FLD, AR climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
Bell PeppersFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
CauliflowerFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
CeleryFrost May 13Frost Jul 22N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
EggplantsFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 11Frost Aug 6N/A
KaleFrost Aug 13Frost Sep 10N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 10
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 7N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
TomatoesFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 6

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 28 (at LITTLE ROCK AP ADAMS FLD, AR climate station, elevation 259 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
BasilFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-17
Frost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 27-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-17
Frost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
CucumbersFrost Feb 27-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-May 2
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-17
Frost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-Apr 11
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1-11
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Feb 27-Mar 1, Mar 19-21
OreganoFrost Jan 16-Feb 13
Moon Jan 16-17, Feb 1-13
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 19-28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-Mar 6
Moon Feb 13-16, Mar 2- 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 30-Feb 20
Moon Jan 30-31, Feb 17-20
RosemaryFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-17
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
SageFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-Mar 6
Moon Feb 13-16, Mar 2- 6
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 18-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 16-Feb 13
Moon Jan 16-17, Feb 1-13
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Feb 27-Mar 1, Mar 19-21
WatermelonsFrost Feb 27-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 9
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 9
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 9
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 9