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

Planting Calendar for Washington, 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 17 (at WASHINGTON 3 NE, PA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
Bell PeppersFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 26Frost Jul 24N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
CauliflowerFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 25Frost Jul 4N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
EggplantsFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 24Frost Jul 19N/A
KaleFrost Jul 26Frost Aug 23N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 15Frost Jun 19N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
TomatoesFrost May 9Frost Jul 4N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 19

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 3 (at WASHINGTON 3 NE, PA climate station, elevation 1299 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
BasilFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 19-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Mar 29-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
CucumbersFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 3-Jun 7
Moon May 3-15, May 30-Jun 7
EggplantsFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 10-31
Moon May 10-15, May 30-31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 10-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 17-26
OreganoFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 26-29, May 16-17
PumpkinsFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
RosemaryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 10-15, May 30-31
N/A
SageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon May 24-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 10-15, May 30-31
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 17-26
WatermelonsFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5-12
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14