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2023 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

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Planting Calendar for Bradenton, FL

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 March 1 (at BRADENTON 5 ESE, FL climate station, elevation 19 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
BasilFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 8
Moon Feb 15-19, Mar 8
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-22
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 6- 8
CauliflowerFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-22
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 1-15
Moon Mar 1- 7
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
CucumbersFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-Apr 5
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-Apr 5
EggplantsFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 7-21
Moon Dec 7
Frost Jan 11-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 21-29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 1- 5, Feb 20-22
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
Frost Feb 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
Frost Feb 15-Mar 15
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 6-19
OreganoFrost Dec 21-Jan 18
Moon Dec 23-Jan 6
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 8-Mar 1
Moon Feb 8-19
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 18-Feb 8
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 15
Moon Mar 8-15
PumpkinsFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 20-22
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 4-25
Moon Jan 7-20
RosemaryFrost Dec 21-Jan 4
Moon Dec 23-Jan 4
Frost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
SageFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 1-15
Moon Mar 1- 7
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 18-Feb 8
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 18-Feb 1
Moon Jan 21-Feb 1
Frost Feb 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 21-Jan 18
Moon Dec 23-Jan 6
Frost Mar 1-22
Moon Mar 1- 7, Mar 21-22
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 4-18
Moon Jan 4- 6
Frost Mar 8-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 1-22
Moon Feb 6-19
WatermelonsFrost Feb 1- 8
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 12
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on March 1 (at BRADENTON 5 ESE, FL climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost March 1
BeetsN/AN/AFrost March 8
Bell PeppersFrost Sep 16Frost March 22N/A
BroccoliFrost Nov 18Frost February 22N/A
CabbageFrost Nov 8Frost February 15N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost March 29
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost February 8
CauliflowerFrost Nov 18Frost February 22N/A
CeleryFrost Sep 7Frost March 22N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost April 5
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost March 29
EggplantsFrost Sep 16Frost March 29N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost February 1
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost March 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Oct 6Frost March 22N/A
KaleFrost Dec 8Frost February 22N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost February 15
LettuceN/AN/AFrost March 15
OkraN/AN/AFrost March 29
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost March 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost February 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost March 15
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost March 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 25
SpinachN/AN/AFrost February 8
Sweet PotatoesFrost Sep 27Frost April 5N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost February 15
TomatoesFrost Sep 21Frost March 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost February 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost March 29
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost April 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost April 12