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

Planting Calendar for Chester, PA

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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 10 (at MARCUS HOOK, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
Bell PeppersFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
CauliflowerFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CeleryFrost May 19Frost Jul 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
EggplantsFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 17Frost Aug 12N/A
KaleFrost Aug 19Frost Sep 16N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
TomatoesFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 12

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 3 (at MARCUS HOOK, PA climate station, elevation 9 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
BasilFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
CucumbersFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-May 8
Moon Apr 3-16, Apr 30-May 8
EggplantsFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 5-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
OreganoFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-31, Apr 17
PumpkinsFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-26
Moon Feb 17-26
RosemaryFrost Jan 22-Feb 5
Moon Feb 1- 5
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
SageFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 22-Feb 19
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5-16
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 19-27
WatermelonsFrost Mar 5-12
Moon Mar 5-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15