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

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

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 8 (at NEW BERN CRAVEN CO AP, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
Bell PeppersFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 28Frost Aug 25N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
CauliflowerFrost Jul 28Frost Aug 25N/A
CeleryFrost May 17Frost Jul 26N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
EggplantsFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 15Frost Aug 10N/A
KaleFrost Aug 17Frost Sep 14N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 14
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 6Frost Jul 11N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
TomatoesFrost May 31Frost Jul 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 10