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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 Feb 28-Mar 7
BasilFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 8-20
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3- 6
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-19
CauliflowerFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3- 6
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19
CucumbersFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 19
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
EggplantsFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 20-Jan 3
Moon Dec 23-Jan 3
Frost Jan 24-Feb 14
Moon Jan 24-Feb 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3- 6
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Feb 21-28
Moon Feb 21-28
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Feb 28-Mar 29
Moon Feb 28-Mar 7, Mar 21-29
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 14-19
OreganoFrost Jan 3-31
Moon Jan 3- 6, Jan 21-31
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 20-28
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Mar 8-15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 31-Feb 21
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5, Feb 20-21
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 8-20
PumpkinsFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 17-Feb 7
Moon Jan 17-20, Feb 6- 7
RosemaryFrost Jan 3-17
Moon Jan 3- 6
Frost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
N/A
SageFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 31-Feb 21
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5, Feb 20-21
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 6-18
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31-Feb 5
Frost Feb 21-28
Moon Feb 21-28
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 3-31
Moon Jan 3- 6, Jan 21-31
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 21-31
Frost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 14-19
WatermelonsFrost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 26
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19-26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 26
Moon Mar 29-Apr 5, Apr 19-26

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
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 11
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