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

Planting Calendar for Elizabethtown, 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 October 27 (at MIDDLETOWN HARRISBURG 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 Sep 22
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
Bell PeppersFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
CauliflowerFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
CeleryFrost May 5Frost Jul 14N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
EggplantsFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
KaleFrost Aug 5Frost Sep 2N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 9
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 25Frost Jun 29N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
TomatoesFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 29

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 15 (at MIDDLETOWN HARRISBURG INTL AP, PA climate station, elevation 311 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
BasilFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 19-25
CauliflowerFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 20
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-29
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Feb 3-Mar 3
Moon Feb 3-16, Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
SageFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 16-20
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 3-Mar 3
Moon Feb 3-16, Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 18-25
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15