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

Planting Calendar for Camden, NJ

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 November 11 (at PHILA FRANKLIN INST, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
Bell PeppersFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
CauliflowerFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
CeleryFrost May 20Frost Jul 29N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
EggplantsFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 12
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 18Frost Aug 13N/A
KaleFrost Aug 20Frost Sep 17N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 17
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 9Frost Jul 14N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
TomatoesFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 13

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 4 (at PHILA FRANKLIN INST, PA climate station, elevation 59 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
BasilFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 6-11
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Jan 23-Feb 5
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6- 7, Mar 22-28
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 8-14
CauliflowerFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6- 7, Mar 22-28
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Jan 23-Feb 5
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6- 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-May 9
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 9-23
Moon Jan 21-23
Frost Feb 13-Mar 6
Moon Feb 20-Mar 6
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Jan 23-Feb 5
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6- 7, Mar 22-28
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Feb 20-Mar 6
Frost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 21
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Feb 20-Mar 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 23-Feb 20
Moon Jan 23-Feb 5, Feb 20
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 6-27
Moon Feb 6-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Jan 23-Feb 5
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
SageFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon May 6- 9
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Feb 20-Mar 6
Frost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 21
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 23-Feb 20
Moon Jan 23-Feb 5, Feb 20
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 20
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 16
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 16
Moon Apr 19-May 5