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

Planting Calendar for Piney Green, 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 31 (at NEW RIVER MCAF, NC climate station, elevation 26 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
BasilFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-May 5
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 14
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1-14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
OreganoFrost Jan 19-Feb 16
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3- 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 2-23
Moon Feb 17-23
RosemaryFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
SageFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3- 9
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 19-Feb 16
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
WatermelonsFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 9 (at NEW RIVER MCAF, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
Bell PeppersFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 19Frost Aug 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
CauliflowerFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CeleryFrost May 18Frost Jul 27N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
EggplantsFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 16Frost Aug 11N/A
KaleFrost Aug 18Frost Sep 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 15
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 7Frost Jul 12N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
TomatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 11