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

Planting Calendar for Wilmington, 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 26 (at WILMINGTON INTL AP, NC climate station, elevation 32 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
BasilFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-17
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 25-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 18-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-17
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
CucumbersFrost Feb 25-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 30
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-17
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4-11
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Mar 11-Apr 9
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 9
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Feb 25-Mar 1, Mar 19
OreganoFrost Jan 14-Feb 11
Moon Jan 14-17, Feb 1-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 19-26
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-Mar 4
Moon Feb 11-16, Mar 2- 4
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 19-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 28-Feb 18
Moon Jan 28-31, Feb 17-18
RosemaryFrost Jan 14-28
Moon Jan 14-17
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
SageFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-Mar 4
Moon Feb 11-16, Mar 2- 4
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 17-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4-11
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 14-Feb 11
Moon Jan 14-17, Feb 1-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Feb 1-11
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Feb 25-Mar 1, Mar 19
WatermelonsFrost Feb 25-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-May 7
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30-May 7
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-May 7
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30-May 7

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 13 (at WILMINGTON INTL 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 9
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
Bell PeppersFrost May 31Frost Jul 26N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 2Frost Aug 30N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
CauliflowerFrost Aug 2Frost Aug 30N/A
CeleryFrost May 22Frost Jul 31N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
EggplantsFrost May 31Frost Jul 26N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 20Frost Aug 15N/A
KaleFrost Aug 22Frost Sep 19N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 19
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 11Frost Jul 16N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
TomatoesFrost Jun 5Frost Jul 31N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 15