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

Planting Calendar for Havelock, 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 March 27 (at CHERRY POINT MCAS, NC climate station, elevation 29 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
BasilFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 19-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
CucumbersFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-May 1
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 12-Apr 10
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1-10
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19-20
OreganoFrost Jan 15-Feb 12
Moon Jan 15-17, Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2- 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 29-Feb 19
Moon Jan 29-31, Feb 17-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
SageFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2- 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 17-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 15-Feb 12
Moon Jan 15-17, Feb 1-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19-20
WatermelonsFrost Feb 26-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 8
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 8
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 8
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 8

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 15 (at CHERRY POINT MCAS, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 25Frost Aug 22N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
CauliflowerFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
CeleryFrost May 24Frost Aug 2N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
EggplantsFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 22Frost Aug 17N/A
KaleFrost Aug 24Frost Sep 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 21
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 13Frost Jul 18N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
TomatoesFrost Jun 7Frost Aug 2N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 17