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

Planting Calendar for Manitou Springs, CO

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 September 10 (at RUXTON PARK, CO climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 28Frost July 1N/A
BroccoliFrost May 30Frost Jun 27N/A
CabbageFrost May 20Frost Jun 17N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 8
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
CauliflowerFrost May 30Frost Jun 27N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 19Frost July 1N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 15
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 8
EggplantsFrost Mar 28Frost July 8N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 17Frost July 1N/A
KaleFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 8Frost July 15N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
TomatoesFrost Apr 2Frost July 8N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 8
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 22
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 22

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 10 (at RUXTON PARK, CO climate station, elevation 9061 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
BasilFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost Jun 10-Jul 1
Moon Jun 10-14, Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 27-29, Jun 15-17
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 13-20
Moon May 13-15
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 16-20
CauliflowerFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 13-20
Moon May 13-15
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 24-Jul 15
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
CucumbersFrost May 13-20
Moon May 13-15
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-Jul 15
Moon Jun 10-14, Jun 28-Jul 13
EggplantsFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
Frost May 20-27
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
Frost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 16-29
OreganoFrost Apr 1-29
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 10-Jul 1
Moon Jun 10-14, Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-24
Moon Jun 15-24
PumpkinsFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
RosemaryFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
SageFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 14-15
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
Frost May 20-27
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 1-29
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 10-Jul 1
Moon Jun 10-14, Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 16-29
WatermelonsFrost May 13-20
Moon May 13-15
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 24-Jul 22
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 24-Jul 22
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13