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

Planting Calendar for Lexington Park, 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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 8 (at PATUXENT RIVER NAS, MD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
Bell PeppersFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 28Frost Aug 25N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
CauliflowerFrost Jul 28Frost Aug 25N/A
CeleryFrost May 17Frost Jul 26N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
EggplantsFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 9
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 15Frost Aug 10N/A
KaleFrost Aug 17Frost Sep 14N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 14
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 6Frost Jul 11N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
TomatoesFrost May 31Frost Jul 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 10

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 3 (at PATUXENT RIVER NAS, MD climate station, elevation 39 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