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

Planting Calendar for Mitchell, 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 26 (at MITCHELL 5E, NE climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 13Frost Jun 8N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 15Frost Jul 13N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 5Frost Jul 3N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 10
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
CauliflowerFrost Jun 15Frost Jul 13N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 4Frost Jun 13N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
EggplantsFrost Apr 13Frost June 10N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
KaleFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 10
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 24Frost June 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
TomatoesFrost Apr 18Frost Jun 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 10
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 24
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 28

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 13 (at MITCHELL 5E, NE climate station, elevation 4081 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
BasilFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29, May 16-20
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 17-22
CauliflowerFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 30-Jun 14
CucumbersFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 17
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 22-29
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Mar 3-Apr 1
Moon Mar 3-18, Apr 1
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 16-27
PumpkinsFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
SageFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 15-17
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 22-29
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 3-Apr 1
Moon Mar 3-18, Apr 1
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 30-Jun 14