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

Planting Calendar for Arcata, CA

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 28 (at EUREKA WFO WOODLEY ISLAND, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 24
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 14
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 15Frost Aug 10N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 17Frost Sep 14N/A
CabbageFrost Aug 7Frost Sep 4N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
CauliflowerFrost Aug 17Frost Sep 14N/A
CeleryFrost Jun 6Frost Aug 15N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
EggplantsFrost Jun 15Frost Aug 10N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 30N/A
KaleFrost Sep 6Frost Oct 4N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 19
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 24
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Nov 3
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 26Frost Jul 31N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 19
TomatoesFrost Jun 20Frost Aug 15N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 19
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 30

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 4 (at EUREKA WFO WOODLEY ISLAND, CA climate station, elevation 19 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
BasilFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Mar 4-25
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 18-Mar 1
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 24-Jan 7
Moon Jan 2- 7
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-18
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 4-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 4-11
Moon Feb 4-11
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Jan 28-31
CauliflowerFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 4-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 24-Jan 7
Moon Jan 2- 7
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-18
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-11
Moon Feb 4-11
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 4-18
Moon Mar 4-18
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
CucumbersFrost Feb 4-11
Moon Feb 4-11
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-Apr 8
Moon Mar 4-18, Apr 1- 8
EggplantsFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 1
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 24-Jan 7
Moon Jan 2- 7
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-18
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 4-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Feb 1- 4
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Feb 1- 4
Frost Feb 18-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 17-25
OreganoFrost Dec 24-Jan 21
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 4-25
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-Mar 4
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 21-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 18
Moon Feb 25-Mar 1
PumpkinsFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 7-28
Moon Jan 18-28
RosemaryFrost Dec 24-Jan 7
Moon Jan 2- 7
Frost Mar 11-Apr 1
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1
N/A
SageFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Mar 4-18
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 21-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-31
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Feb 1- 4
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 24-Jan 21
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 4-25
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 7-17
Frost Mar 11-Apr 1
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 17-25
WatermelonsFrost Feb 4-11
Moon Feb 4-11
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 15
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2-15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 15
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2-15