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

Planting Calendar for Gastonia, 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 1 (at GASTONIA, 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 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
BasilFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3-10
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3-10
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
CucumbersFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3-10
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-May 6
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 10-18
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 15
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2-15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 19-25
OreganoFrost Jan 20-Feb 17
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 17-24
RosemaryFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
SageFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 10-18
Moon Mar 10-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 20-Feb 17
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 19-25
WatermelonsFrost Mar 3-10
Moon Mar 3-10
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 13

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 3 (at GASTONIA, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
Bell PeppersFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
CauliflowerFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CeleryFrost May 12Frost Jul 21N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
EggplantsFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 10Frost Aug 5N/A
KaleFrost Aug 12Frost Sep 9N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 6N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
TomatoesFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 5