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

Planting Calendar for Claymont, DE

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 April 3 (at MARCUS HOOK, PA climate station, elevation 9 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
BasilFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20, Apr 6-10
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Mar 8-13
CauliflowerFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 8
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 13-20
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 13-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 6-17
PumpkinsFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 6-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
SageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 6- 8
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 13-20
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 10 (at MARCUS HOOK, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
Bell PeppersFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
CauliflowerFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CeleryFrost May 19Frost Jul 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
EggplantsFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 17Frost Aug 12N/A
KaleFrost Aug 19Frost Sep 16N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
TomatoesFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 12