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

Planting Calendar for San Jose, 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 1 (at SAN JOSE, CA climate station, elevation 65 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

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on December 14 (at SAN JOSE, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Nov 9
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 30
Bell PeppersFrost Jul 1Frost Aug 26N/A
BroccoliFrost Sep 2Frost Sep 30N/A
CabbageFrost Aug 23Frost Sep 20N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 25
CauliflowerFrost Sep 2Frost Sep 30N/A
CeleryFrost Jun 22Frost Aug 31N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
EggplantsFrost Jul 1Frost Aug 26N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jul 21Frost Sep 15N/A
KaleFrost Sep 22Frost Oct 20N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 25
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Nov 4
OkraN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Oct 10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Nov 9
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Nov 19
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 16N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Nov 4
TomatoesFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 31N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Nov 4
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Sep 15