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

Planting Calendar for Philadelphia, 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 11 (at PHILA FRANKLIN INST, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
Bell PeppersFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
CauliflowerFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
CeleryFrost May 20Frost Jul 29N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
EggplantsFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 18Frost Aug 13N/A
KaleFrost Aug 20Frost Sep 17N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 17
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 9Frost Jul 14N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
TomatoesFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 13

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 4 (at PHILA FRANKLIN INST, PA climate station, elevation 59 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
BasilFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
CucumbersFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-May 9
Moon Apr 4-16, Apr 30-May 9
EggplantsFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 6-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 19-28
OreganoFrost Jan 23-Feb 20
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 6-27
Moon Feb 17-27
RosemaryFrost Jan 23-Feb 6
Moon Feb 1- 6
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
SageFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 20-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 20-Mar 6
Moon Mar 2- 6
Frost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 23-Feb 20
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 6-20
Moon Feb 6-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-28
Moon Mar 19-28
WatermelonsFrost Mar 6-14
Moon Mar 6-14
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15