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

Planting Calendar for McGehee, 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 20 (at DERMOTT 3 NE, AR climate station, elevation 144 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- 7
BasilFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-19
CauliflowerFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
CucumbersFrost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 24
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
EggplantsFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Dec 25-Jan 6
Frost Jan 29-Feb 19
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Feb 26-Mar 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-Apr 3
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-Apr 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 19, Mar 8-13
OreganoFrost Jan 8-Feb 5
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 8-13, Mar 14-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 5, Feb 20-26
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 13-20
PumpkinsFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 22-Feb 12
Moon Feb 6-12
RosemaryFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
SageFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 5, Feb 20-26
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-18
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Feb 26-Mar 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 8-Feb 5
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 19, Mar 8-13
WatermelonsFrost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 1
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-May 1
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 1
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-May 1

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 3 (at DERMOTT 3 NE, AR climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
Bell PeppersFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
CauliflowerFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CeleryFrost May 12Frost Jul 21N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
EggplantsFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 4
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 10Frost Aug 5N/A
KaleFrost Aug 12Frost Sep 9N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 6N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
TomatoesFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 5