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

Planting Calendar for Sunnyvale, 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 December 15 (at MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Nov 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 31
Bell PeppersFrost Jul 2Frost Aug 27N/A
BroccoliFrost Sep 3Frost Oct 1N/A
CabbageFrost Aug 24Frost Sep 21N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 26
CauliflowerFrost Sep 3Frost Oct 1N/A
CeleryFrost Jun 23Frost Sep 1N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
EggplantsFrost Jul 2Frost Aug 27N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jul 22Frost Sep 16N/A
KaleFrost Sep 23Frost Oct 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Nov 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
PeasN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Nov 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Nov 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Nov 5
TomatoesFrost Jul 7Frost Sep 1N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Nov 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Sep 16

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 1 (at MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, CA climate station, elevation 39 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