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

Planting Calendar for Chico, 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 15 (at CHICO UNIV FARM, CA climate station, elevation 183 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
BasilFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1- 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Feb 28-Mar 1, Mar 19-22
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3-17
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 14-16, Mar 2- 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 17-21
CauliflowerFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 14-16, Mar 2- 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3-17
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 14-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
CucumbersFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 19
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3-17
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 14-16, Mar 2- 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Feb 21-28
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Feb 28-Mar 29
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
OreganoFrost Jan 3-31
Moon Jan 3-17
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1- 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Feb 21-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 31-Feb 21
Moon Feb 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
PumpkinsFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 17-Feb 7
Moon Jan 18-31
RosemaryFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3-17
Frost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
SageFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 31-Feb 21
Moon Feb 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 17-19
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Feb 21-28
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 3-31
Moon Jan 3-17
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1- 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
WatermelonsFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 26
Moon Apr 1-16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 26
Moon Apr 1-16

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 10 (at CHICO UNIV FARM, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
Bell PeppersFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
CauliflowerFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CeleryFrost May 19Frost Jul 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
EggplantsFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 17Frost Aug 12N/A
KaleFrost Aug 19Frost Sep 16N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
TomatoesFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 12