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

Planting Calendar for Valparaiso, 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 20 (at VALPARAISO WTR WKS, IN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
Bell PeppersFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 29Frost Jul 27N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
CauliflowerFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 28Frost Jul 7N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
EggplantsFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
KaleFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 18Frost Jun 22N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
TomatoesFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 22

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 28 (at VALPARAISO WTR WKS, IN climate station, elevation 800 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
BasilFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
CornN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
CucumbersFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-Jun 2
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31, Apr 17-21
OreganoFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3-17
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
RosemaryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3-17
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31, Apr 17-21
WatermelonsFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 9
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 9