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

Planting Calendar for Hermitage, 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 September 28 (at MERCER, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 15Frost June 13N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 17Frost Jul 15N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 7Frost Jul 5N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
CauliflowerFrost Jun 17Frost Jul 15N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 6Frost Jun 15N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 27
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
EggplantsFrost Apr 15Frost June 20N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
KaleFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 20
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 26Frost June 27N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
TomatoesFrost Apr 20Frost June 20N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 4

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 23 (at MERCER, PA climate station, elevation 1220 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
BasilFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 16-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 18-29
CauliflowerFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 6-14
CucumbersFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
Frost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 9
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
Frost May 9-Jun 6
Moon May 9-15, May 30-Jun 6
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-29, May 16
OreganoFrost Mar 14-Apr 11
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1-11
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 16-23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 16-29
PumpkinsFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
RosemaryFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
SageFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 15-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
Frost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 9
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 14-Apr 11
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1-11
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-29, May 16
WatermelonsFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-Jul 4
Moon Jun 6-14, Jun 28-Jul 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-Jul 4
Moon Jun 6-14, Jun 28-Jul 4