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

Planting Calendar for Cold Springs, NV

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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 18 (at STEAD, NV climate station, elevation 5101 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4- 5
BasilFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 25-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-May 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-May 4
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 20-27
Moon Apr 20-27
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1- 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-May 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 25-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-27
Moon Apr 20-27
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-22
Moon Jun 1- 3, Jun 17-22
CucumbersFrost Apr 20-27
Moon Apr 20-27
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1- 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 22
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1- 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Feb 22-Mar 7
Frost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5, Apr 19-20
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 25-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 25-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-May 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
Frost Apr 27-May 4
Moon Apr 27-May 4
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
Frost May 4-Jun 1
Moon May 4- 5, May 19-Jun 1
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1- 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon May 6-11
OreganoFrost Mar 8-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-May 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon May 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 19-27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 11-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1- 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 6-13
RosemaryFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 21-23
Frost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 25-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 19-20
Frost Apr 27-May 4
Moon Apr 27-May 4
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 8-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
Frost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 25-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon May 6-11
WatermelonsFrost Apr 20-27
Moon Apr 20-27
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1- 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-29
Moon Jun 1- 3, Jun 17-29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-29
Moon Jun 1- 3, Jun 17-29

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 5 (at STEAD, NV climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 14Frost Jul 12N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
CauliflowerFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 13Frost Jun 22N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
EggplantsFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 6
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
KaleFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 3Frost June 22N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
TomatoesFrost Apr 27Frost Jun 22N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 15
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 7