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

Planting Calendar for Millville, 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 2 (at LEWES, DE 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 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
BasilFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-23
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 19-20, Apr 6- 9
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 4- 7, Mar 21-26
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 8-11
CauliflowerFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 4- 7, Mar 21-26
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 19-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-May 7
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 21
Frost Feb 11-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 4- 7, Mar 21-26
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
Frost Mar 11-19
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
Frost Mar 19-Apr 16
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 21-Feb 18
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-23
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 6-16
PumpkinsFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 6-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
SageFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon May 6- 7
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
Frost Mar 11-19
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 21-Feb 18
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-23
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 14
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 14
Moon Apr 19-May 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 7 (at LEWES, DE climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Bell PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
CauliflowerFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
CeleryFrost May 16Frost Jul 25N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
EggplantsFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 8
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 14Frost Aug 9N/A
KaleFrost Aug 16Frost Sep 13N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 13
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 5Frost Jul 10N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
TomatoesFrost May 30Frost Jul 25N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 9