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

Planting Calendar for Lyndhurst, 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 1 (at HARRISON, NJ climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
Bell PeppersFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
CauliflowerFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CeleryFrost May 10Frost Jul 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
EggplantsFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 2
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 8Frost Aug 3N/A
KaleFrost Aug 10Frost Sep 7N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 30Frost Jul 4N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
TomatoesFrost May 24Frost Jul 19N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 3

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 8 (at HARRISON, NJ climate station, elevation 22 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
BasilFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 6-15
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Jan 27-Feb 5
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 21-25
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 8-18
CauliflowerFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Jan 27-Feb 5
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-May 13
Moon Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 21-27
Frost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Jan 27-Feb 5
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 21-25
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Mar 25-Apr 22
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-20
OreganoFrost Jan 27-Feb 24
Moon Jan 27-Feb 5, Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 21-25
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18-20, Apr 6- 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-Mar 3
Moon Feb 10-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Jan 27-Feb 5
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 6-13
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 21-25
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 27-Feb 24
Moon Jan 27-Feb 5, Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 20
Moon Apr 22-May 5, May 19-20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 20
Moon Apr 22-May 5, May 19-20