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

Planting Calendar for Fairbury, 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 October 9 (at FAIRBURY 5S, NE climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 18Frost Jul 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
CauliflowerFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 26N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
EggplantsFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
KaleFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 7Frost Jun 11N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
TomatoesFrost May 1Frost Jun 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 11

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 30 (at FAIRBURY 5S, NE climate station, elevation 1351 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
BasilFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
CornN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
CucumbersFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-Jun 4
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost Apr 16-May 14
Moon Apr 16, May 1-14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 17-23
OreganoFrost Feb 18-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 19-26
RosemaryFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Mar 2- 4
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 21-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 18-Mar 19
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 17-23
WatermelonsFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 11
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 11
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 11