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

Planting Calendar for Baxter Springs, KS

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 26 (at COLUMBUS, KS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Bell PeppersFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
CauliflowerFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CeleryFrost May 4Frost Jul 13N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
EggplantsFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 27
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
KaleFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 24Frost Jun 28N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
TomatoesFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 28

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 11 (at COLUMBUS, KS climate station, elevation 892 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
BasilFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Jan 30-Feb 5
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 21
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 8-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Jan 30-Feb 5
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 21
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 21
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 16
Moon Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 21-30
Frost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Jan 30-Feb 5
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost Mar 21-28
Moon Mar 21-28
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost Mar 28-Apr 25
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5, Apr 19-25
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-20
OreganoFrost Jan 30-Feb 27
Moon Jan 30-Feb 5, Feb 20-27
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 6-11
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7, Mar 21
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-Mar 6
Moon Feb 13-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Jan 30-Feb 5
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7, Mar 21
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 6-16
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost Mar 21-28
Moon Mar 21-28
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 30-Feb 27
Moon Jan 30-Feb 5, Feb 20-27
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 20-27
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 21
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 23
Moon Apr 25-May 5, May 19-23
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 23
Moon Apr 25-May 5, May 19-23