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

Planting Calendar for Hays, 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 24 (at HAYS, KS climate station, elevation 1991 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
BasilFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 19-29
CucumbersFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 29
Moon Apr 24-May 5, May 19-29
EggplantsFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Frost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Frost Apr 10-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 6-17
OreganoFrost Feb 12-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-18, May 6- 8
PumpkinsFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 8-13, Mar 14-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
SageFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 15-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Frost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 12-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 6-17
WatermelonsFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Moon Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 8-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 8-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 16 (at HAYS, KS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
Bell PeppersFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 25Frost Jul 23N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
CauliflowerFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 24Frost Jul 3N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
EggplantsFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 17
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 23Frost Jul 18N/A
KaleFrost Jul 25Frost Aug 22N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 14Frost Jun 18N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
TomatoesFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 18