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Planting Calendar for Sulphur, 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 13 (at MOSS BLUFF 2 NNW, LA climate station, elevation 26 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 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Feb 20-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Oct 19
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 13
Moon Feb 27-Mar 13
Mar 13
BasilFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Oct 5
BeetsN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 13
Moon Feb 27-Mar 13
Frost Feb 13-20
Mar 27
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 2-16
Moon Jan 11-16
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
N/AAug 24
Bok ChoyFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Apr 24
BroccoliFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Feb 27-Mar 13
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Sep 14
Brussels SproutsFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Feb 27-Mar 13
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Aug 10
CabbageFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Feb 27-Mar 13
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Aug 3
CantaloupesFrost Feb 20-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 13-25
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20-25
Aug 10
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 25-27
Sep 7
CauliflowerFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Mar 5-20
N/ASep 7
CeleryFrost Dec 19-Jan 2
Moon Dec 19-26
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-25
Frost Mar 13
Moon Mar 13
Sep 7
ChivesFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Sep 21
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 13-25
Apr 3
CollardsFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Feb 27-Mar 13
Frost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Sep 7
CucumbersFrost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-25
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Sep 7
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 21-25
Sep 21
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 3
Aug 10
EggplantsFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
N/ASep 7
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Mar 27
FennelFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20-25
Frost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 13-25
Aug 31
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20-25, Apr 8-10
Sep 7
Honeydew MelonsFrost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Aug 17
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 2-16
Moon Jan 11-16
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Feb 27-Mar 13
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Mar 27
KohlrabiFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Mar 27
LeeksFrost Jan 2-16
Moon Jan 11-16
Frost Feb 20-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-24
N/AAug 3
LettuceFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Mar 27
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-24
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Sep 7
OnionsN/AFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 25-27
N/AAug 10
OreganoFrost Jan 2-30
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-25
N/ASep 7
ParsleyFrost Jan 2-16
Moon Jan 11-16
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-25
Frost Feb 13-Mar 20
Moon Feb 13-24
Aug 31
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-20
Aug 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Mar 27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 25-27
Sep 7
PumpkinsFrost Feb 20-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Aug 3
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-20
Sep 21
RosemaryFrost Dec 19-Jan 2
Moon Dec 19-26
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
N/ASep 21
SageFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-25
N/AAug 31
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 25-27
Aug 10
SpinachFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Feb 13-20
Moon Feb 13-20
Mar 27
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Aug 31
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 7
Aug 3
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Feb 27-Mar 13
Frost Feb 20-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-24
Mar 27
ThymeFrost Jan 2-16
Moon Jan 11-16
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20-25
N/AAug 24
TomatillosFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 9-13
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
N/AAug 31
TomatoesFrost Jan 16-30
Moon Jan 16-25
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
N/AAug 17
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-20
Oct 19
WatermelonsFrost Feb 20-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 20-25
Aug 17
Winter SquashFrost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-25
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Jul 27
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Feb 20-27
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 20-25
Frost Mar 27-Apr 3
Sep 14

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 16 (at MOSS BLUFF 2 NNW, LA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 28-Nov 2
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 24-Sep 21
Moon Aug 24-Sep 1, Sep 18-21
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Sep 7-28
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 17-24
Moon Aug 17-19
Frost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 7-17
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 27-Aug 10
Moon Aug 4-10
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 17-24
Moon Aug 17-19
Frost Sep 7-14
Moon Sep 7-14
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 31-Sep 7
Moon Aug 31-Sep 1
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 10-17
Moon Aug 10-17
Frost Aug 24-31
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 24-Sep 21
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 17-31
Moon Aug 17-19
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 30-Dec 14
Moon Nov 30
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 31-Sep 14
Moon Sep 2-14
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 14-Oct 5
Moon Sep 14-17, Oct 2-5
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 14-Oct 5
Moon Sep 14-17, Oct 2-5
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Oct 5-19
Moon Oct 18-19
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 28-Oct 19
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 7-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 14-28
Moon Sep 18-28
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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