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

Planting Calendar for Chillum, MD

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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 3 (at NATL ARBORETUM DC, MD climate station, elevation 49 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
BasilFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20, Apr 6-10
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Mar 8-13
CauliflowerFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 8
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 8-22
Moon Jan 21-22
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5- 7, Mar 21-27
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 13-20
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 13-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 6-17
PumpkinsFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 6-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
SageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 6- 8
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 13-20
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 5-13
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 2 (at NATL ARBORETUM DC, MD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
Bell PeppersFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
CauliflowerFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
CeleryFrost May 11Frost Jul 20N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
EggplantsFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 9Frost Aug 4N/A
KaleFrost Aug 11Frost Sep 8N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 8
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 31Frost Jul 5N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
TomatoesFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 4