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

Planting Calendar for Madison, 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 18 (at MADISON SEWAGE PLT, IN climate station, elevation 459 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
BasilFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 21-28
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 19-28
CauliflowerFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-28
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
CornN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 21-28
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 23
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Apr 4-May 2
Moon Apr 4-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
OreganoFrost Feb 6-Mar 6
Moon Feb 6-16, Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 9-23
Moon May 16-23
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 6-Mar 6
Moon Feb 6-16, Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 21-28
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 2-30
Moon May 2-15, May 30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 2-30
Moon May 2-15, May 30

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 25 (at MADISON SEWAGE PLT, IN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Bell PeppersFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
CauliflowerFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CeleryFrost May 3Frost Jul 12N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
EggplantsFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
KaleFrost Aug 3Frost Aug 31N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 7
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 23Frost Jun 27N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
TomatoesFrost May 17Frost Jul 12N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 27