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

Planting Calendar for Davidson, 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 6 (at CONCORD, NC climate station, elevation 698 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
BasilFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
CucumbersFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-May 11
Moon Apr 6-16, Apr 30-May 11
EggplantsFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 19-30
OreganoFrost Jan 25-Feb 22
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Mar 2-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-31, Apr 17-20
PumpkinsFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 8-Mar 1
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
SageFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Mar 2-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 25-Feb 22
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 19-30
WatermelonsFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 28 (at CONCORD, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
Bell PeppersFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
CauliflowerFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
CeleryFrost May 6Frost Jul 15N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
EggplantsFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 30N/A
KaleFrost Aug 6Frost Sep 3N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 10
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 26Frost Jun 30N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
TomatoesFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 30