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

Planting Calendar for Raleigh, 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 3 (at RALEIGH 4 SW, NC climate station, elevation 419 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
BasilFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
CucumbersFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 8
Moon Apr 3-16, Apr 30-May 8
EggplantsFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
OreganoFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-31, Apr 17
PumpkinsFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 17-26
RosemaryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
SageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
WatermelonsFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 4 (at RALEIGH 4 SW, 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