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Planting Calendar for Waycross, 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-season 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 24 (at WAYCROSS 4 NE, GA climate station, elevation 144 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 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 2-17
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Oct 12
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-24
Mar 24
BasilFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Sep 28
BeetsN/AFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-24
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 25-Mar 2
Apr 7
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
N/AAug 17
Bok ChoyFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
May 5
BroccoliFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 9-24
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Sep 7
Brussels SproutsFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 9-24
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Aug 3
CabbageFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 9-24
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Jul 27
CantaloupesFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Aug 3
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
Aug 31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
N/AAug 31
CeleryFrost Dec 30-Jan 13
Moon Jan 11-13
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Mar 24
Moon Mar 24
Aug 31
ChivesFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 2-9
Frost Mar 2-9
Sep 14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
Apr 14
CollardsFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 9-24
Frost Mar 2-9
Aug 31
CucumbersFrost Mar 2-9
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Aug 31
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-25
Sep 14
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Aug 3
EggplantsFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
N/AAug 31
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Apr 7
FennelFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
Aug 24
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 8-21
Aug 31
Honeydew MelonsFrost Mar 2-9
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Aug 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 9-24
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Apr 7
KohlrabiFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 2-9
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Apr 7
LeeksFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Mar 2-17
N/AJul 27
LettuceFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 2-9
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Apr 7
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 24
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Aug 31
OnionsN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
N/AAug 3
OreganoFrost Jan 13-Feb 10
Moon Jan 13-25, Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
N/AAug 31
ParsleyFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Feb 24-Mar 31
Moon Feb 24, Mar 11-25
Aug 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 25-Mar 2
Aug 3
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 24-28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Apr 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
Aug 31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Jul 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 25-Mar 2
Sep 14
RosemaryFrost Dec 30-Jan 13
Moon Jan 11-13
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
N/ASep 14
SageFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
N/AAug 24
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
Aug 3
SpinachFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 2-9
Frost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 24
Apr 7
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
Aug 24
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7
Jul 27
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 9-24
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 18-24
Apr 7
ThymeFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
N/AAug 17
TomatillosFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 8-21
N/AAug 24
TomatoesFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
N/AAug 10
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 2
Moon Feb 25-Mar 2
Oct 12
WatermelonsFrost Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Aug 10
Winter SquashFrost Mar 2-9
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Jul 20
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Mar 2-9
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 8-14
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 8-14
Sep 7

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 9 (at WAYCROSS 4 NE, GA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 21-Oct 26
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 17-Sep 14
Moon Aug 20-Sep 1
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Aug 31-Sep 21
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 10-17
Moon Aug 10-17
Frost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 20-Aug 3
Moon Jul 20-21
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 10-17
Moon Aug 10-17
Frost Aug 31-Sep 7
Moon Sep 2-7
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 24-31
Moon Aug 24-31
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 3-10
Moon Aug 4-10
Frost Aug 17-24
Moon Aug 17-19
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 17-Sep 14
Moon Aug 17-19, Sep 2-14
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 10-24
Moon Aug 10-19
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 23-Dec 7
Moon Nov 23-30
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 24-Sep 7
Moon Sep 2-7
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 7-28
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 7-28
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Sep 28-Oct 12
Moon Sep 28-Oct 1
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 21-Oct 12
Moon Oct 2-12
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 18-21
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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