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

Planting Calendar for Redding, 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 16 (at REDDING MUNI 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 12
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 5Frost Sep 2N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 26Frost Aug 23N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
CauliflowerFrost Aug 5Frost Sep 2N/A
CeleryFrost May 25Frost Aug 3N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
EggplantsFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 23Frost Aug 18N/A
KaleFrost Aug 25Frost Sep 22N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 12
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 22
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 14Frost Jul 19N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
TomatoesFrost Jun 8Frost Aug 3N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 18

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 17 (at REDDING MUNI AP, CA climate station, elevation 498 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
BasilFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 5-19
Moon Jan 5-17
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3- 9
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 17-23
CauliflowerFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3- 9
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 5-19
Moon Jan 5-17
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
CucumbersFrost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 21
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 5-19
Moon Jan 5-17
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3- 9
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Feb 23-Mar 2
Moon Mar 2
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-31
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
OreganoFrost Jan 5-Feb 2
Moon Jan 5-17, Feb 1- 2
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Feb 23-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 2-23
Moon Feb 2-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
PumpkinsFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 19-Feb 9
Moon Jan 19-31
RosemaryFrost Jan 5-19
Moon Jan 5-17
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
SageFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 2-23
Moon Feb 2-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 17-21
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Feb 23-Mar 2
Moon Mar 2
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 5-Feb 2
Moon Jan 5-17, Feb 1- 2
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
WatermelonsFrost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 28
Moon Apr 1-16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 28
Moon Apr 1-16