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

Planting Calendar for Hanover, 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 13 (at HANOVER 4 SW, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 30Frost Jun 25N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 22Frost Jul 20N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
CauliflowerFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 21Frost Jun 30N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
EggplantsFrost Apr 30Frost Jun 25N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
KaleFrost Jul 22Frost Aug 19N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 30
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 11Frost Jun 15N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
TomatoesFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 15

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 2 (at HANOVER 4 SW, PA climate station, elevation 557 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
BasilFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 30
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
CucumbersFrost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 30
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 2-Jun 6
Moon May 2-15, May 30-Jun 6
EggplantsFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 30
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 9-15, May 30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 11-18
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 18-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 30
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
OreganoFrost Feb 20-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-29, May 16
PumpkinsFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 30
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 19-28
RosemaryFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost May 9-30
Moon May 9-15, May 30
N/A
SageFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 11-18
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 20-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 9-30
Moon May 9-15, May 30
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
WatermelonsFrost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 30
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13