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

Planting Calendar for Hickory, 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 5 (at HICKORY FAA AP, NC climate station, elevation 1141 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
BasilFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
CucumbersFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-May 10
Moon Apr 5-16, Apr 30-May 10
EggplantsFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 22-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
OreganoFrost Jan 24-Feb 21
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-31, Apr 17-19
PumpkinsFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 17-28
RosemaryFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
SageFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 26-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 24-Feb 21
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
WatermelonsFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 30 (at HICKORY FAA AP, 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