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

Planting Calendar for Van Buren, 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 April 3 (at FT SMITH RGNL AP, AR climate station, elevation 449 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
BasilFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20, Apr 6-10
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Mar 8-13
CauliflowerFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 8
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 13-20
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 13-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 6-17
PumpkinsFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 6-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
SageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 6- 8
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 13-20
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 1 (at FT SMITH RGNL AP, AR climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
Bell PeppersFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
CauliflowerFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CeleryFrost May 10Frost Jul 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
EggplantsFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 2
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 8Frost Aug 3N/A
KaleFrost Aug 10Frost Sep 7N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 30Frost Jul 4N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
TomatoesFrost May 24Frost Jul 19N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 3