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

Planting Calendar for Vacaville, 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 VACAVILLE NUT TREE AP, 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 3 (at VACAVILLE NUT TREE AP, CA climate station, elevation 108 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
BasilFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 3-24
Moon Mar 3-18
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 23-Jan 6
Moon Jan 2- 6
Frost Mar 10-24
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 3-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 3-10
Moon Feb 3-10
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Jan 27-31
CauliflowerFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 3-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 23-Jan 6
Moon Jan 2- 6
Frost Mar 10-24
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-10
Moon Feb 3-10
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 3-17
Moon Mar 3-17
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
CucumbersFrost Feb 3-10
Moon Feb 3-10
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-Apr 7
Moon Mar 3-18
EggplantsFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-31
Moon Mar 10-18
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 23-Jan 6
Moon Jan 2- 6
Frost Mar 10-24
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 3-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Feb 17-Mar 17
Moon Mar 2-17
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 17-24
OreganoFrost Dec 23-Jan 20
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 3-24
Moon Mar 3-18
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-Mar 3
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 20-Feb 10
Moon Feb 1-10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 17
Moon Feb 24-Mar 1
PumpkinsFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 6-27
Moon Jan 18-27
RosemaryFrost Dec 23-Jan 6
Moon Jan 2- 6
Frost Mar 10-31
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
SageFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 3-17
Moon Mar 3-17
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 20-Feb 10
Moon Feb 1-10
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-31
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 23-Jan 20
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 3-24
Moon Mar 3-18
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 10-31
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 17-24
WatermelonsFrost Feb 3-10
Moon Feb 3-10
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 14
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1-14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 14
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1-14