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

Planting Calendar for Winston-Salem, 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 2 (at WINSTON SALEM RYNLDS AP, NC climate station, elevation 971 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
BasilFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Feb 1- 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4-11
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Feb 1- 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4-11
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 16, May 1- 7
CucumbersFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4-11
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-May 7
Moon Apr 2-16, Apr 30-May 7
EggplantsFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Feb 1- 4
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 4-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost Mar 11-19
Moon Mar 11-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost Mar 19-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 19-26
OreganoFrost Jan 21-Feb 18
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 17-25
RosemaryFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Feb 1- 4
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
SageFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost Mar 11-19
Moon Mar 11-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 21-Feb 18
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4-16
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 19-26
WatermelonsFrost Mar 4-11
Moon Mar 4-11
Frost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 14
Moon Apr 16, May 1-14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 14
Moon Apr 16, May 1-14

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 3 (at WINSTON SALEM RYNLDS AP, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
Bell PeppersFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
CauliflowerFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CeleryFrost May 12Frost Jul 21N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
EggplantsFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 10Frost Aug 5N/A
KaleFrost Aug 12Frost Sep 9N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 6N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
TomatoesFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 5