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

Planting Calendar for Lancaster, 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 9 (at PALMDALE AP, CA 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
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

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 29 (at PALMDALE AP, CA climate station, elevation 2522 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
BasilFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
CucumbersFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-May 3
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1-12
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Feb 28-Mar 1, Mar 19-22
OreganoFrost Jan 17-Feb 14
Moon Jan 17, Feb 1-14
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 14-16, Mar 2- 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 31-Feb 21
Moon Jan 31, Feb 17-21
RosemaryFrost Jan 17-31
Moon Jan 17
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
SageFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 14-16, Mar 2- 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 17-Feb 14
Moon Jan 17, Feb 1-14
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Feb 28-Mar 1, Mar 19-22
WatermelonsFrost Feb 28-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 10
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 10
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 10