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

Planting Calendar for Chattanooga, 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 7 (at LOOKOUT MTN-POINT PARK, TN climate station, elevation 2109 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
BasilFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-17
CauliflowerFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
CucumbersFrost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-May 12
Moon Apr 7-16, Apr 30-May 12
EggplantsFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Mar 24-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Jan 26-Feb 23
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Mar 2-17
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31, Apr 17-21
PumpkinsFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Mar 2-17
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Mar 17-24
Moon Mar 17-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 26-Feb 23
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 1 (at LOOKOUT MTN-POINT PARK, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
Bell PeppersFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
CauliflowerFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CeleryFrost May 10Frost Jul 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
EggplantsFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 8Frost Aug 3N/A
KaleFrost Aug 10Frost Sep 7N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 30Frost Jul 4N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
TomatoesFrost May 24Frost Jul 19N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 3