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

Planting Calendar for Saint Marys, 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 1 (at GLEN HAZEL 2 NE DAM, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 18Frost Jun 13N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 10Frost Jul 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 18
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
CauliflowerFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 9Frost Jun 18N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 25
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
EggplantsFrost Apr 18Frost June 18N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
KaleFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 18
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 29Frost June 25N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
TomatoesFrost Apr 23Frost Jun 18N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 18
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 3

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 21 (at GLEN HAZEL 2 NE DAM, PA climate station, elevation 1719 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
BasilFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 16-28
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 17-29
CauliflowerFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-25
Moon Jun 4-14
CucumbersFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 25
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 28-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Apr 30-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
OreganoFrost Mar 11-Apr 9
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon May 16-21
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 16-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
SageFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 11-25
Moon Jun 15-25
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Apr 30-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 11-Apr 9
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost May 28-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-Jul 2
Moon Jun 4-14, Jun 28-Jul 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-Jul 2
Moon Jun 4-14, Jun 28-Jul 2