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

Planting Calendar for Hamilton, OH

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 29 (at HAMILTON BUTLER CO RGNL AP, OH climate station, elevation 633 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
BasilFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-18, May 6
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 6- 8
CauliflowerFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-Jun 3
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon May 6-13
PumpkinsFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
SageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 12 (at HAMILTON BUTLER CO RGNL AP, OH climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 21Frost Jul 19N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
CauliflowerFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 20Frost Jun 29N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
EggplantsFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 13
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
KaleFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 10Frost Jun 14N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
TomatoesFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 14