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

Planting Calendar for Griffith, 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 30 (at PARK FOREST, IL climate station, elevation 708 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
BasilFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
CornN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
CucumbersFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-Jun 4
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost Apr 16-May 14
Moon Apr 16, May 1-14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 17-23
OreganoFrost Feb 18-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 19-26
RosemaryFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 18-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 17-23
WatermelonsFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 11
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 11
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 11

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 15 (at PARK FOREST, IL climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
Bell PeppersFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
CauliflowerFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 23Frost Jul 2N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
EggplantsFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
KaleFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 13Frost Jun 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
TomatoesFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 17