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Planting Calendar for Shenandoah, LA

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-seasons crops such as kale and lettuce do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 10 (at LSU BEN-HUR FARM, LA climate station, elevation 19 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Oct 18
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
Mar 10
BasilFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
Oct 4
BeetsN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
Frost Feb 11-18
Mar 24
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 31-Jan 14
Moon Jan 11-14
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
N/AAug 23
Bok ChoyFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Apr 21
BroccoliFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Mar 10
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Sep 13
Brussels SproutsFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Mar 10
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Aug 9
CabbageFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Mar 10
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Aug 2
CantaloupesFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 10-24
Moon Mar 10-24
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-24
Aug 9
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 25
Sep 6
CauliflowerFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Mar 3-17
Moon Mar 10-17
N/ASep 6
CeleryFrost Dec 17-31
Moon Dec 17-26
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Mar 10
Moon Mar 10
Sep 6
ChivesFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Sep 20
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 10-24
Moon Mar 10-24
Mar 31
CollardsFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Mar 10
Frost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Sep 6
CucumbersFrost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Sep 6
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-24
Moon Mar 10-24
Sep 20
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Aug 9
EggplantsFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
N/ASep 6
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Mar 24
FennelFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-24
Frost Mar 10-24
Moon Mar 10-24
Aug 30
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-25
Sep 6
Honeydew MelonsFrost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Aug 16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 31-Jan 14
Moon Jan 11-14
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Mar 10
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Mar 24
KohlrabiFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Mar 24
LeeksFrost Dec 31-Jan 14
Moon Jan 11-14
Frost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
N/AAug 2
LettuceFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Mar 24
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-24
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
Sep 6
OnionsN/AFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 25
N/AAug 9
OreganoFrost Dec 31-Jan 28
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
N/ASep 6
ParsleyFrost Dec 31-Jan 14
Moon Jan 11-14
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Feb 11-Mar 17
Moon Feb 11-24, Mar 10-17
Aug 30
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-18
Aug 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Mar 24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 25
Sep 6
PumpkinsFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Aug 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-18
Sep 20
RosemaryFrost Dec 17-31
Moon Dec 17-26
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
N/ASep 20
SageFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
N/AAug 30
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 25
Aug 9
SpinachFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Feb 11-18
Moon Feb 11-18
Mar 24
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
Aug 30
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 26-Apr 7
Aug 2
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Feb 25-Mar 10
Moon Mar 10
Frost Feb 18-Mar 10
Moon Feb 18-24, Mar 10
Mar 24
ThymeFrost Dec 31-Jan 14
Moon Jan 11-14
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-24
N/AAug 23
TomatillosFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 9-11
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-25
N/AAug 30
TomatoesFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
N/AAug 16
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-18
Oct 18
WatermelonsFrost Feb 18-Mar 3
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-24
Aug 16
Winter SquashFrost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Jul 26
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 18-24
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-25
Frost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-25
Sep 13

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 15 (at LSU BEN-HUR FARM, LA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 27-Nov 1
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 23-Sep 20
Moon Aug 23-Sep 1, Sep 18-20
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Sep 6-27
Moon Sep 6-17
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 16-23
Moon Aug 16-19
Frost Sep 6-20
Moon Sep 6-17
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 26-Aug 9
Moon Aug 4-9
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 16-23
Moon Aug 16-19
Frost Sep 6-13
Moon Sep 6-13
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 30-Sep 6
Moon Aug 30-Sep 1
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 9-16
Moon Aug 9-16
Frost Aug 23-30
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 23-Sep 20
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 16-30
Moon Aug 16-19
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 29-Dec 13
Moon Nov 29-30
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 30-Sep 13
Moon Sep 2-13
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Sep 6-20
Moon Sep 6-17
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 13-Oct 4
Moon Sep 13-17, Oct 2-4
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Sep 6-20
Moon Sep 6-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 13-Oct 4
Moon Sep 13-17, Oct 2-4
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Sep 6-20
Moon Sep 6-17
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Oct 4-18
Moon Oct 18
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 27-Oct 18
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Sep 6-20
Moon Sep 6-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 13-27
Moon Sep 18-27
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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