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

Planting Calendar for McPherson, 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 18 (at MCPHERSON, KS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Bell PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 26Frost Jul 5N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
EggplantsFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 19
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
KaleFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 16Frost Jun 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
TomatoesFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 20

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 24 (at MCPHERSON, KS climate station, elevation 1519 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