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

Planting Calendar for Athens, TN

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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 14 (at ATHENS, TN climate station, elevation 941 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
BasilFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31, Apr 17-21
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 19-24
CauliflowerFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 19
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 24-31
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 28
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Feb 2-Mar 2
Moon Feb 2-16, Mar 2
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
PumpkinsFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
SageFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 16-19
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Mar 24-31
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 2-Mar 2
Moon Feb 2-16, Mar 2
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 26
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 26
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 26 (at ATHENS, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Bell PeppersFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
CauliflowerFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CeleryFrost May 4Frost Jul 13N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
EggplantsFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
KaleFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 24Frost Jun 28N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
TomatoesFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 28