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

Planting Calendar for Santa Rosa, 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 21 (at SANTA ROSA, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 17
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 8Frost Aug 3N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 10Frost Sep 7N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
CauliflowerFrost Aug 10Frost Sep 7N/A
CeleryFrost May 30Frost Aug 8N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
EggplantsFrost Jun 8Frost Aug 3N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 28Frost Aug 23N/A
KaleFrost Aug 30Frost Sep 27N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 12
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 17
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 27
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 24N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 12
TomatoesFrost Jun 13Frost Aug 8N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 12
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 23

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 7 (at SANTA ROSA, CA climate station, elevation 167 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
BasilFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Mar 7-28
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 14
Moon Feb 21-Mar 1
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 27-Jan 10
Moon Jan 2-10
Frost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 7-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 7-14
Moon Feb 7-14
Frost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Jan 31
CauliflowerFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 7-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 27-Jan 10
Moon Jan 2-10
Frost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-14
Moon Feb 7-14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 7-21
Moon Mar 7-18
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
CucumbersFrost Feb 7-14
Moon Feb 7-14
Frost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-Apr 11
Moon Mar 7-18, Apr 1-11
EggplantsFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 27-Jan 10
Moon Jan 2-10
Frost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 7-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 14-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Feb 21-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 17-28
OreganoFrost Dec 27-Jan 24
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 7-28
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 24-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 21
Moon Feb 28-Mar 1, Mar 19-21
PumpkinsFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 10-31
Moon Jan 18-31
RosemaryFrost Dec 27-Jan 10
Moon Jan 2-10
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
SageFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Mar 7-21
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 24-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-31
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Feb 14-21
Moon Feb 14-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 27-Jan 24
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 7-28
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 10-17
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 17-28
WatermelonsFrost Feb 7-14
Moon Feb 7-14
Frost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16