Planting Calendar for Atlanta, GA

30% probability of frost free after March 29 (at ATLANTA HARTSFIELD INTL AP, GA climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 5-26
Apr 5-19
Beets Mar 15-Apr 5
Mar 21-Apr 4
Broccoli Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Mar 7-29
Mar 7-20
Brussels Sprouts Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Feb 28-Mar 22
Mar 6-20
Cabbage Jan 31-Feb 14
Feb 4-14
Feb 28-Mar 15
Mar 6-15
Cantaloupe Feb 28-Mar 7
Mar 6- 7
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
Carrots Feb 21-Mar 7
Feb 21-Mar 5
Cauliflower Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Feb 28-Mar 15
Mar 6-15
Celery Jan 17-31
Jan 17-21
Apr 5-19
Apr 5-19
Collards Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Feb 28-Mar 22
Mar 6-20
Corn Mar 29-Apr 12
Apr 5-12
Cucumbers Feb 28-Mar 7
Mar 6- 7
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
Eggplants Jan 17-31
Jan 17-21
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
Kale Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Feb 28-Mar 22
Mar 6-20
Kohlrabi Feb 28-Mar 22
Mar 6-20
Leeks Jan 17-31
Jan 17-21
Feb 28-Mar 22
Mar 6-20
Lettuce Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Mar 15-Apr 12
Mar 15-20, Apr 5-12
Okra Apr 12-26
Apr 12-19
Onions Feb 28-Mar 22
Feb 28-Mar 5, Mar 21-22
Parsnips Mar 7-29
Mar 21-29
Peas Feb 14-Mar 7
Feb 14-19, Mar 6- 7
Peppers Jan 17-31
Jan 17-21
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
Potatoes Mar 22-Apr 12
Mar 22-Apr 4
Pumpkins Feb 28-Mar 15
Mar 6-15
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
Radishes Jan 31-Feb 21
Jan 31-Feb 3, Feb 20-21
Spinach Feb 14-Mar 7
Feb 14-19, Mar 6- 7
Squash Feb 28-Mar 15
Mar 6-15
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19
Sweet Potatoes Feb 28-Mar 7
Feb 28-Mar 5
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 20-May 3
Swiss Chard Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Mar 7-15
Mar 7-15
Tomatoes Jan 31-Feb 14
Feb 4-14
Apr 5-26
Apr 5-19
Turnips Feb 28-Mar 22
Feb 28-Mar 5, Mar 21-22
Watermelons Feb 28-Mar 7
Mar 6- 7
Apr 12-May 3
Apr 12-19

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Transplant Seedlings dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!