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

Planting Calendar for Drexel Hill, 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 5 (at PHILADELPHIA INTL AP, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
Bell PeppersFrost May 23Frost Jul 18N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 25Frost Aug 22N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
CauliflowerFrost Jul 25Frost Aug 22N/A
CeleryFrost May 14Frost Jul 23N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
EggplantsFrost May 23Frost Jul 18N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 12Frost Aug 7N/A
KaleFrost Aug 14Frost Sep 11N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 8N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
TomatoesFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 7

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 6 (at PHILADELPHIA INTL AP, 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 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
BasilFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
CucumbersFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-May 11
Moon Apr 6-16, Apr 30-May 11
EggplantsFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 19-30
OreganoFrost Jan 25-Feb 22
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Mar 2-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-31, Apr 17-20
PumpkinsFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 8-Mar 1
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Feb 1- 8
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
SageFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Mar 2-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 25-Feb 22
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 19-30
WatermelonsFrost Mar 8-16
Moon Mar 8-16
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15