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

Planting Calendar for Tonganoxie, 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 9 (at LAWRENCE MUNI AP, KS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 18Frost Jul 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
CauliflowerFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 26N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
EggplantsFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 10
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
KaleFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 26
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 7Frost Jun 11N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
TomatoesFrost May 1Frost Jun 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 11

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 28 (at LAWRENCE MUNI AP, KS climate station, elevation 833 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 19-28
BasilFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 6- 7
CauliflowerFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
CucumbersFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-Jun 2
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19-Jun 2
EggplantsFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2- 5
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 21-31
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Apr 7-14
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon May 6-12
PumpkinsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
N/A
SageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Apr 7-14
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3