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

Planting Calendar for Vail, 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.

Print Friendly and PDF

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 3 (at VAIL, CO climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 21Frost July 19N/A
BroccoliFrost May 23Frost June 21N/A
CabbageFrost May 13Frost June 14N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 26
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
CauliflowerFrost May 23Frost June 21N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 11Frost July 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost August 2
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 26
EggplantsFrost Mar 21Frost July 26N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 10Frost July 19N/A
KaleFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 10N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost July 12
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 26
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 1Frost August 2N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
TomatoesFrost Mar 26Frost July 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 26
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost August 9
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost August 9

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 28 (at VAIL, CO climate station, elevation 8303 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
BasilFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost Jun 28-Jul 19
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-Jul 5
Moon Jun 15-27
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jul 5-19
Moon Jul 5-13
N/A
BroccoliFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost May 31-Jun 21
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
CabbageFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 31-Jun 7
Moon May 31-Jun 7
Frost Jul 12-26
Moon Jul 12-13
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon May 24-29
CauliflowerFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost May 31-Jun 21
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jul 5-19
Moon Jul 5-13
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 7
Moon May 31-Jun 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 12-Aug 2
Moon Jul 12-13, Jul 28-Aug 2
CucumbersFrost May 31-Jun 7
Moon May 31-Jun 7
Frost Jul 12-26
Moon Jul 12-13
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Aug 2
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
EggplantsFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost Jul 12-26
Moon Jul 12-13
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 5-26
Moon Jul 5-13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jul 5-19
Moon Jul 5-13
N/A
KaleFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost May 31-Jun 21
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
Frost Jun 7-14
Moon Jun 7-14
N/A
LettuceFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
Frost Jun 14-Jul 12
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 12
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 12-26
Moon Jul 12-13
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 21
Moon Jun 15-21
OreganoFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Frost Jun 28-Jul 19
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 7-28
Moon Jun 15-27
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 21-Jul 12
Moon Jun 21-27
PumpkinsFrost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-14
Frost Jul 12-26
Moon Jul 12-13
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 16-24
RosemaryFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jul 5-26
Moon Jul 5-13
N/A
SageFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 19-Aug 2
Moon Jul 19-27
Swiss ChardFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
Frost Jun 7-14
Moon Jun 7-14
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Frost Jun 28-Jul 19
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
TomatoesFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost Jul 5-26
Moon Jul 5-13
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 21
Moon Jun 15-21
WatermelonsFrost May 31-Jun 7
Moon May 31-Jun 7
Frost Jul 12-26
Moon Jul 12-13
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 12-Aug 9
Moon Jul 12-13, Jul 28-Aug 9
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 12-Aug 9
Moon Jul 12-13, Jul 28-Aug 9