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Planting Calendar for Cartersville, GA

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you're already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost but also many are frost-tolerant—and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they can still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-seasons crops such as kale and lettuce do not grow well in hot tempertures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 21 (at CARTERSVILLE, GA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 2-Oct 7
Moon Sep 14-29
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Jul 29-Aug 26
Moon Aug 2-15
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Aug 12-Sep 2
Moon Aug 16-30
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Jul 22-29
Moon Jul 22-29
Frost Aug 12-26
Moon Aug 16-26
60Frost-tolerant
CabbageFrost Jul 22-29
Moon Jul 22-29
Frost Aug 12-19
Moon Aug 16-19
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 5-12
Moon Aug 5-12
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Jul 15-22
Moon Jul 17-22
Frost Jul 29-Aug 5
Moon Jul 29-Aug 1
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Jul 29-Aug 26
Moon Jul 29-Aug 1, Aug 16-26
N/A70Frost-tolerant
GarlicFrost Nov 4-17
Moon Nov 4-12
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 5-19
Moon Aug 16-19
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Aug 12-26
Moon Aug 16-26
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Aug 19-Sep 9
Moon Aug 19-30
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Aug 12-26
Moon Aug 16-26
N/A60Frost-tolerant
PeasFrost Aug 12-26
Moon Aug 16-26
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Sep 9-23
Moon Sep 9-13
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 2-23
Moon Sep 14-23
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Aug 12-26
Moon Aug 16-26
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Aug 19-Sep 2
Moon Aug 31-Sep 2
N/A50Frost-tolerant

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 17 (at CARTERSVILLE, GA climate station, elevation 790 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Sep 23
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 6-17
Apr 17
BasilFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
Sep 9
BeetsN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 6-17
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20
May 1
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
N/AJul 29
Bok ChoyFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
May 29
BroccoliFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Aug 19
Brussels SproutsFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Dec 11-25
Moon Dec 23-25
Jul 15
CabbageFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Jul 8
CantaloupesFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost Apr 24-May 1
Moon Apr 24-May 1
Jul 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20
Aug 12
CauliflowerFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/AAug 12
CeleryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
Frost Apr 17
Aug 12
ChivesFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Aug 26
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
May 8
CollardsFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Aug 12
CornN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
Aug 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Aug 12
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Aug 26
EggplantsFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
N/AAug 12
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
May 1
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-May 5
Aug 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
May 1
KohlrabiFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
May 1
LettuceFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
May 1
OkraFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
Aug 12
Onion SetsN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20
N/AJul 15
OreganoFrost Feb 5-Mar 5
Moon Feb 5, Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/AAug 12
ParsleyFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 24
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Aug 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20
Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
May 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20
Aug 12
PumpkinsFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Jul 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20
Aug 26
RosemaryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
N/AAug 26
SageFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/AAug 5
SpinachFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
May 1
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 6-15
Jul 8
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
May 1
ThymeFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 24-May 1
Moon Apr 24-May 1
N/AJul 29
TomatillosFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/AAug 5
TomatoesFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
N/AJul 22
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20
Sep 23
WatermelonsFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Frost Apr 24-May 1
Moon Apr 24-May 1
Jul 22
Winter SquashFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Jul 1
Zucchini and Summer SquashFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
Frost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Aug 19
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