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

Planting Calendar for Holly Springs, 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 4 (at CARY, NC climate station, elevation 390 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
BasilFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
CucumbersFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-May 9
Moon Apr 4-16, Apr 30-May 9
EggplantsFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 19-28
OreganoFrost Jan 23-Feb 20
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 6-27
Moon Feb 17-27
RosemaryFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
SageFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 23-Feb 20
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 19-28
WatermelonsFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 4 (at CARY, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
Bell PeppersFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
CauliflowerFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
CeleryFrost May 13Frost Jul 22N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
EggplantsFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 11Frost Aug 6N/A
KaleFrost Aug 13Frost Sep 10N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 10
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 7N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
TomatoesFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 6