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Planting Calendar for Grants Pass, OR

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-season crops, such as kale and lettuce, do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 19 (at GRANTS PASS, OR climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Aug 31-Oct 5
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Jul 27-Aug 24
Moon Jul 27-Aug 3, Aug 20-24
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Aug 10-31
Moon Aug 10-19
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Jul 20-27
Moon Jul 20-21
Frost Aug 10-24
Moon Aug 10-19
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jul 5-13
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Jul 20-27
Moon Jul 20-21
Frost Aug 10-17
Moon Aug 10-17
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 3-10
Moon Aug 3
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Jul 13-20
Moon Jul 13-20
Frost Jul 27-Aug 3
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Jul 27-Aug 24
Moon Aug 4-19
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Jul 20-Aug 3
Moon Jul 20-21
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 2-15
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 3-17
Moon Aug 4-17
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Aug 10-24
Moon Aug 10-19
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Aug 17-Sep 7
Moon Aug 17-19, Sep 2-7
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Aug 10-24
Moon Aug 10-19
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Aug 17-Sep 7
Moon Aug 17-19, Sep 2-7
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Aug 10-24
Moon Aug 10-19
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Sep 7-21
Moon Sep 18-21
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Aug 31-Sep 21
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Aug 10-24
Moon Aug 10-19
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Aug 17-31
Moon Aug 20-31
N/A50Frost-tolerant

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 19 (at GRANTS PASS, OR climate station, elevation 931 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
Sep 21
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-7
Apr 19
BasilFrost Mar 7-22
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Sep 7
BeetsN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-7
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 26-29
May 3
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
N/AJul 27
Bok ChoyFrost Mar 7-22
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
May 31
BroccoliFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
Aug 17
Brussels SproutsFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
Jul 13
CabbageFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
Jul 6
CantaloupesFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Apr 26-May 3
Jul 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Aug 10
CauliflowerFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-23
N/AAug 3
CeleryFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 7-10
Frost Apr 19
Moon Apr 19
Aug 10
ChivesFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Aug 24
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
May 10
CollardsFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Aug 10
CucumbersFrost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 7-10
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Aug 10
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-23
Aug 24
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jul 13
EggplantsFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
N/AAug 10
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
May 3
FennelFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Apr 26-May 3
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Aug 3
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon May 7-17
Aug 10
Honeydew MelonsFrost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jul 20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
May 3
KohlrabiFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
May 3
LeeksFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/AJul 6
LettuceFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
May 3
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Aug 10
OnionsN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/AJul 13
OreganoFrost Feb 8-Mar 7
Moon Feb 9-24
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 7-10
N/AAug 10
ParsleyFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 7-10
Frost Mar 22-Apr 26
Moon Mar 22-25, Apr 8-23
Aug 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 26-29
Jul 13
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost May 10-24
Moon May 24
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
May 3
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Aug 10
PumpkinsFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jul 6
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 26-29
Aug 24
RosemaryFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
N/AAug 24
SageFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 7-10
N/AAug 3
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Jul 13
SpinachFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 22-25
May 3
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Aug 3
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-6
Jul 6
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 7-22
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 8-19
May 3
ThymeFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Apr 26-May 3
N/AJul 27
TomatillosFrost Mar 7-22
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
N/AAug 3
TomatoesFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
N/AJul 20
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-29
Moon Mar 26-29
Sep 21
WatermelonsFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Frost Apr 26-May 3
Jul 20
Winter SquashFrost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 7-10
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Jun 29
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 7-10
Frost May 3-10
Moon May 7-10
Aug 17
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