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Planting Calendar for Garden City, 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.

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 could 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 temperatures, 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. 

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've 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 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.

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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 12 (at SAVANNAH INTL AP, GA climate station, elevation 45 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Oct 24
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Feb 26-Mar 12
Mar 12
BasilFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 8-9
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 8-9
Oct 10
BeetsN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Feb 26-Mar 12
Frost Feb 12-19
Mar 26
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 11-15
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
N/AAug 29
Bok ChoyFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Apr 23
BroccoliFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Sep 19
Brussels SproutsFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Aug 15
CabbageFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Aug 8
CantaloupesFrost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-25
Frost Mar 19-26
Moon Mar 19-25
Aug 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 25-26
Sep 12
CauliflowerFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Mar 4-19
N/ASep 12
CeleryFrost Dec 18-Jan 1
Moon Dec 18-26
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-25
Frost Mar 12
Moon Mar 12
Sep 12
ChivesFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Sep 26
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-25
Apr 2
CollardsFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Sep 12
CucumbersFrost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-25
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Sep 12
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 20-25
Sep 26
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Aug 15
EggplantsFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
N/ASep 12
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Mar 26
FennelFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Mar 19-26
Moon Mar 19-25
Frost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-25
Sep 5
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 19-25, Apr 8-9
Sep 12
Honeydew MelonsFrost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Aug 22
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 11-15
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Mar 26
KohlrabiFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Mar 26
LeeksFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 11-15
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
N/AAug 8
LettuceFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Mar 26
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-24
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 8-9
Sep 12
OnionsN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 25-26
N/AAug 15
OreganoFrost Jan 1-29
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-25
N/ASep 12
ParsleyFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 11-15
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-25
Frost Feb 12-Mar 19
Moon Feb 12-24
Sep 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-19
Aug 15
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Mar 26
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 25-26
Sep 12
PumpkinsFrost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Aug 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-19
Sep 26
RosemaryFrost Dec 18-Jan 1
Moon Dec 18-26
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
N/ASep 26
SageFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-25
N/ASep 5
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 25-26
Aug 15
SpinachFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Mar 26
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 8-9
Sep 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 7
Aug 8
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Frost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Feb 19-24
Mar 26
ThymeFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 11-15
Frost Mar 19-26
Moon Mar 19-25
N/AAug 29
TomatillosFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 9-12
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 8-9
N/ASep 5
TomatoesFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-25
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
N/AAug 22
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-19
Oct 24
WatermelonsFrost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost Mar 19-26
Moon Mar 19-25
Aug 22
Winter SquashFrost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-25
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Aug 1
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-25
Frost Mar 26-Apr 2
Sep 19

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 21 (at SAVANNAH INTL AP, GA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Oct 3-Nov 7
Moon Oct 3-17, Nov 1-7
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 29-Sep 26
Moon Aug 29-Sep 1, Sep 18-26
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Sep 12-Oct 3
Moon Sep 12-17, Oct 2-3
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 22-29
Frost Sep 12-26
Moon Sep 12-17
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Aug 1-15
Moon Aug 4-15
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 22-29
Frost Sep 12-19
Moon Sep 12-17
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Sep 5-12
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 15-22
Moon Aug 15-19
Frost Aug 29-Sep 5
Moon Sep 2-5
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 29-Sep 26
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 22-Sep 5
Moon Sep 2-5
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Dec 5-19
Moon Dec 16-19
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Sep 12-26
Moon Sep 12-17
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 19-Oct 10
Moon Oct 2-10
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Sep 12-26
Moon Sep 12-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 19-Oct 10
Moon Oct 2-10
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Sep 12-26
Moon Sep 12-17
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Oct 10-24
Moon Oct 18-24
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Oct 3-24
Moon Oct 3-17
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Sep 12-26
Moon Sep 12-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 19-Oct 3
Moon Sep 19-Oct 1
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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