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

Planting Calendar for Salinas, 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 30 (at SALINAS #2, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 26
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 17Frost Aug 12N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 19Frost Sep 16N/A
CabbageFrost Aug 9Frost Sep 6N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
CauliflowerFrost Aug 19Frost Sep 16N/A
CeleryFrost Jun 8Frost Aug 17N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
EggplantsFrost Jun 17Frost Aug 12N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jul 7Frost Sep 1N/A
KaleFrost Sep 8Frost Oct 6N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 21
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 26
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Nov 5
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 28Frost Aug 2N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 21
TomatoesFrost Jun 22Frost Aug 17N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 21
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Sep 1

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 1 (at SALINAS #2, CA climate station, elevation 45 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
BasilFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 8
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Jan 2- 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25-31
CauliflowerFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Jan 2- 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 1-15
Moon Mar 2-15
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1- 5
CucumbersFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-Apr 5
Moon Mar 2-18
EggplantsFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 8-18
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Jan 2- 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Feb 1
Frost Feb 8-15
Moon Feb 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Feb 1
Frost Feb 15-Mar 15
Moon Feb 15-16, Mar 2-15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 17-22
OreganoFrost Dec 21-Jan 18
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 8-Mar 1
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 18-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 15
Moon Feb 22-Mar 1
PumpkinsFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 4-25
Moon Jan 18-25
RosemaryFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Jan 2- 4
Frost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
SageFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Mar 1-15
Moon Mar 2-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 18-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-31
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Feb 1
Frost Feb 8-15
Moon Feb 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 21-Jan 18
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4-17
Frost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 17-22
WatermelonsFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1-12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1-12