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Planting Calendar for Thousand Oaks, 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 CAMARILLO AP, CA climate station, elevation 78 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 20-Mar 1
BasilFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 8
Moon Feb 15-19, Mar 8
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-22
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 6- 8
CauliflowerFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-22
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 1-15
Moon Mar 1- 7
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
CucumbersFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-Apr 5
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-Apr 5
EggplantsFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 7-21
Moon Dec 7
Frost Jan 11-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 21-29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-22
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
Frost Feb 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
Frost Feb 15-Mar 15
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 6-19
OreganoFrost Dec 21-Jan 18
Moon Dec 23-Jan 6
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 8-Mar 1
Moon Feb 8-19
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 18-Feb 8
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 15
Moon Mar 8-15
PumpkinsFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 20-22
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 4-25
Moon Jan 7-20
RosemaryFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
SageFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 1-15
Moon Mar 1- 7
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 18-Feb 8
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
Frost Feb 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 21-Jan 18
Moon Dec 23-Jan 6
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 6-19
WatermelonsFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on December 17 (at CAMARILLO AP, CA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Nov 12
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Nov 2
Bell PeppersFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 29N/A
BroccoliFrost Sep 5Frost Oct 3N/A
CabbageFrost Aug 26Frost Sep 23N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 28
CauliflowerFrost Sep 5Frost Oct 3N/A
CeleryFrost Jun 25Frost Sep 3N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
EggplantsFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 29N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Oct 18
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jul 24Frost Sep 18N/A
KaleFrost Sep 25Frost Oct 23N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 28
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Nov 7
OkraN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
PeasN/AN/AFrost Oct 13
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Nov 12
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Nov 22
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 19N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Nov 7
TomatoesFrost Jul 9Frost Sep 3N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Nov 7
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Sep 18