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

Planting Calendar for Palmdale, 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 12 (at PALMDALE, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 8
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
Bell PeppersFrost May 30Frost Jul 25N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 1Frost Aug 29N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
CauliflowerFrost Aug 1Frost Aug 29N/A
CeleryFrost May 21Frost Jul 30N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
EggplantsFrost May 30Frost Jul 25N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 19Frost Aug 14N/A
KaleFrost Aug 21Frost Sep 18N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 8
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 18
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 10Frost Jul 15N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
TomatoesFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 30N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 14

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 27 (at PALMDALE, CA climate station, elevation 2611 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
BasilFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 19-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
CucumbersFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-May 1
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 12-Apr 10
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1-10
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19-20
OreganoFrost Jan 15-Feb 12
Moon Jan 15-17, Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2- 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 29-Feb 19
Moon Jan 29-31, Feb 17-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
SageFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2- 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 17-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 15-Feb 12
Moon Jan 15-17, Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19-20
WatermelonsFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 8
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 8
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 8
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 8