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Planting Calendar for Ville Platte, 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 4 (at EUNICE, LA climate station, elevation 49 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 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-24
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Oct 23
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 25-Mar 4
Mar 4
BasilFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Oct 9
BeetsN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 25-Mar 4
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-8
Mar 18
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Dec 25-26
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
N/AAug 28
Bok ChoyFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Apr 15
BroccoliFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Sep 18
Brussels SproutsFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Aug 14
CabbageFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Aug 7
CantaloupesFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-24
Frost Mar 4-18
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Mar 11-18
Moon Mar 11-18
Aug 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-8
Sep 11
CauliflowerFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Feb 26-Mar 11
Moon Mar 10-11
N/ASep 11
CeleryFrost Dec 11-25
Moon Dec 12-25
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-25
Frost Mar 4
Sep 11
ChivesFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Sep 25
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 4-18
Moon Mar 10-18
Mar 25
CollardsFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Sep 11
CucumbersFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Sep 11
DillN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 18
Moon Mar 10-18
Sep 25
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Aug 14
EggplantsFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
N/ASep 11
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Mar 18
FennelFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Mar 11-18
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Mar 4-18
Moon Mar 10-18
Sep 4
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 1
Moon Mar 11-25
Sep 11
Honeydew MelonsFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Aug 21
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Dec 25-26
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Mar 18
KohlrabiFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Mar 18
LeeksFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Dec 25-26
Frost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-24
N/AAug 7
LettuceFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Mar 18
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 9-19
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Sep 11
OnionsN/AFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-8
N/AAug 14
OreganoFrost Dec 25-Jan 22
Moon Dec 25-26, Jan 11-22
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-25
N/ASep 11
ParsleyFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Dec 25-26
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-25
Frost Feb 5-Mar 11
Moon Feb 9-24
Sep 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-8
Aug 14
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Mar 18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-8
Sep 11
PumpkinsFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-24
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Aug 7
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-8
Sep 25
RosemaryFrost Dec 11-25
Moon Dec 12-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
N/ASep 25
SageFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-25
N/ASep 4
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-8
Aug 14
SpinachFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 9-12
Mar 18
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Sep 4
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 26-Apr 1
Aug 7
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Feb 19-Mar 4
Moon Feb 19-24
Frost Feb 12-Mar 4
Moon Feb 12-24
Mar 18
ThymeFrost Dec 25-Jan 8
Moon Dec 25-26
Frost Mar 11-18
Moon Mar 11-18
N/AAug 28
TomatillosFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-25
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
N/ASep 4
TomatoesFrost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 11-22
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
N/AAug 21
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-12
Moon Feb 5-8
Oct 23
WatermelonsFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-24
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Mar 11-18
Moon Mar 11-18
Aug 21
Winter SquashFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Jul 31
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-19
Frost Mar 11-25
Moon Mar 11-25
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18-25
Sep 18

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 20 (at EUNICE, LA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Oct 2-Nov 6
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 28-Sep 25
Moon Aug 28-Sep 1, Sep 18-25
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Sep 11-Oct 2
Moon Sep 11-17, Oct 2
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 21-28
Frost Sep 11-25
Moon Sep 11-17
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 31-Aug 14
Moon Aug 4-14
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 21-28
Frost Sep 11-18
Moon Sep 11-17
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Sep 4-11
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 14-21
Moon Aug 14-19
Frost Aug 28-Sep 4
Moon Sep 2-4
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 28-Sep 25
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 21-Sep 4
Moon Sep 2-4
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Dec 4-18
Moon Dec 16-18
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Sep 4-18
Moon Sep 4-17
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Sep 11-25
Moon Sep 11-17
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 18-Oct 9
Moon Oct 2-9
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Sep 11-25
Moon Sep 11-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 18-Oct 9
Moon Oct 2-9
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Sep 11-25
Moon Sep 11-17
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Oct 9-23
Moon Oct 18-23
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Oct 2-23
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Sep 11-25
Moon Sep 11-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 18-Oct 2
Moon Sep 18-Oct 1
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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