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

Planting Calendar for Ocala, 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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on December 2 (at OCALA, FL climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 28
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 18
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 19Frost Aug 14N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 21Frost Sep 18N/A
CabbageFrost Aug 11Frost Sep 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 13
CauliflowerFrost Aug 21Frost Sep 18N/A
CeleryFrost Jun 10Frost Aug 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
EggplantsFrost Jun 19Frost Aug 14N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jul 9Frost Sep 3N/A
KaleFrost Sep 10Frost Oct 8N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 13
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 23
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 28
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Nov 7
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 30Frost Aug 4N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 23
TomatoesFrost Jun 24Frost Aug 19N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 23
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Sep 3

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 5 (at OCALA, FL climate station, elevation 75 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
BasilFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 5-26
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Feb 19-Mar 1
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Jan 2- 8
Frost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 5-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-12
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-31
CauliflowerFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 5-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Jan 2- 8
Frost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-12
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 5-19
Moon Mar 5-18
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
CucumbersFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-12
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-Apr 9
Moon Mar 5-18, Apr 1- 9
EggplantsFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Jan 2- 8
Frost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 5-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Feb 19-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 17-26
OreganoFrost Dec 25-Jan 22
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 5-26
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 22-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 19
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19
PumpkinsFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 8-29
Moon Jan 18-29
RosemaryFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Jan 2- 8
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 2
N/A
SageFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 5-19
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 22-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-31
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 25-Jan 22
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 5-26
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 8-17
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 2
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 17-26
WatermelonsFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-12
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16