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

Planting Calendar for Syracuse, 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 May 5 (at SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL AP, NY climate station, elevation 413 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
BasilFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 30-Jun 9
CucumbersFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 5-Jun 9
Moon May 5-15, May 30-Jun 9
EggplantsFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 14-21
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 21-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
OreganoFrost Feb 23-Mar 24
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-29, May 16-19
PumpkinsFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
N/A
SageFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 14-21
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 23-Mar 24
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
WatermelonsFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 11 (at SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL 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 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 28Frost Jun 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
CauliflowerFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 19Frost Jun 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
EggplantsFrost Apr 28Frost Jun 23N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
KaleFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 9Frost Jun 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
TomatoesFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 13