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

Planting Calendar for West Helena, 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 HELENA, AR climate station, elevation 193 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 9 (at HELENA, AR climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
Bell PeppersFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 19Frost Aug 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
CauliflowerFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CeleryFrost May 18Frost Jul 27N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
EggplantsFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 16Frost Aug 11N/A
KaleFrost Aug 18Frost Sep 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 15
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 7Frost Jul 12N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
TomatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 11