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

Planting Calendar for Clayton, NC

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 13 (at CLAYTON WTP, NC climate station, elevation 298 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
BasilFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-31, Apr 17-20
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 19-23
CauliflowerFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 18
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 23-30
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 30-Apr 27
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 17-27
PumpkinsFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 8
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
SageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 16-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 23-30
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 30 (at CLAYTON WTP, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
Bell PeppersFrost May 17Frost Jul 12N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 19Frost Aug 16N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
CauliflowerFrost Jul 19Frost Aug 16N/A
CeleryFrost May 8Frost Jul 17N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
EggplantsFrost May 17Frost Jul 12N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 6Frost Aug 1N/A
KaleFrost Aug 8Frost Sep 5N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 12
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 28Frost Jul 2N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
TomatoesFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 1