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

Planting Calendar for Battle Creek, NE

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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 29 (at NORFOLK 4W, NE climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 16Frost Jun 11N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 18Frost Jul 16N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 6N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 4
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
CauliflowerFrost Jun 18Frost Jul 16N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 7Frost Jun 16N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
EggplantsFrost Apr 16Frost Jun 11N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 6Frost Jul 1N/A
KaleFrost Jul 8Frost Aug 5N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 27Frost June 11N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
TomatoesFrost Apr 21Frost Jun 16N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 4
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 18
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 1

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 7 (at NORFOLK 4W, NE climate station, elevation 1545 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
BasilFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
CauliflowerFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
CucumbersFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 11
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 11
EggplantsFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon May 16-21
PumpkinsFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
SageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 28-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14