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

Planting Calendar for Gary, IN

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 October 22 (at INDIANA DUNES NL, IN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
Bell PeppersFrost May 9Frost Jul 4N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
CauliflowerFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 30Frost Jul 9N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
EggplantsFrost May 9Frost Jul 4N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
KaleFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 20Frost Jun 24N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
TomatoesFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 24

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 29 (at INDIANA DUNES NL, IN climate station, elevation 679 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
BasilFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
CornN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-Jun 3
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 13
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
OreganoFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 19-25
RosemaryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
WatermelonsFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 10