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

Planting Calendar for New Carrollton, 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 29 (at GLENN DALE BELL STN, MD climate station, elevation 150 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
BasilFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-18, May 6
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 6- 8
CauliflowerFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-Jun 3
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon May 6-13
PumpkinsFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
SageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 16 (at GLENN DALE BELL STN, MD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
Bell PeppersFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 25Frost Jul 23N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
CauliflowerFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 24Frost Jul 3N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
EggplantsFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 17
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 23Frost Jul 18N/A
KaleFrost Jul 25Frost Aug 22N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 14Frost Jun 18N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
TomatoesFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 18