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

Planting Calendar for Port Chester, NY

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 April 18 (at WESTCHESTER CO AP, NY climate station, elevation 380 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
BasilFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 21-28
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 19-28
CauliflowerFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-28
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
CornN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 21-28
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 23
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Apr 4-May 2
Moon Apr 4-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
OreganoFrost Feb 6-Mar 6
Moon Feb 6-16, Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Feb 20-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 9-23
Moon May 16-23
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 6-Mar 6
Moon Feb 6-16, Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 21-28
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 2-30
Moon May 2-15, May 30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 2-30
Moon May 2-15, May 30

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 24 (at WESTCHESTER CO AP, NY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
Bell PeppersFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 3Frost Jul 31N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
CauliflowerFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CeleryFrost May 2Frost Jul 11N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
EggplantsFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 31Frost Jul 26N/A
KaleFrost Aug 2Frost Aug 30N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 6
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 22Frost Jun 26N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
TomatoesFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 26