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

Planting Calendar for Clemmons, 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 15 (at PFAFFTOWN, NC climate station, elevation 951 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
BasilFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 19-25
CauliflowerFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 20
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-29
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Feb 3-Mar 3
Moon Feb 3-16, Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
SageFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 16-20
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 3-Mar 3
Moon Feb 3-16, Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 26 (at PFAFFTOWN, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Bell PeppersFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
CauliflowerFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CeleryFrost May 4Frost Jul 13N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
EggplantsFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
KaleFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 24Frost Jun 28N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
TomatoesFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 28