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Planting Calendar for Clarksville, 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 10 (at CLARKSVILLE WWTP, TN climate station, elevation 403 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5
BasilFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 6-17
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Bok ChoyFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 13-20
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 8-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-20
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
CollardsN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 13-20
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Feb 19-Mar 13
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Mar 27-Apr 24
Moon Mar 27-Apr 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 13-20
OreganoFrost Jan 29-Feb 26
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5, Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 21-27
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20, Apr 6-10
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 13-20
PumpkinsFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
SageFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 6-15
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 26-Mar 13
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
Frost Mar 20-27
Moon Mar 21-27
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 29-Feb 26
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5, Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
TomatillosFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 13-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 13-20
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 22
Moon Apr 24-May 5, May 19-22
Zucchini and Summer SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 22
Moon Apr 24-May 5, May 19-22

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 27 (at CLARKSVILLE WWTP, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
Bell PeppersFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
Bok ChoyN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
BroccoliFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
CauliflowerFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
CeleryFrost May 5Frost Jul 14N/A
CollardsN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
EggplantsFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 28
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
KaleFrost Aug 5Frost Sep 2N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 9
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 25Frost Jun 29N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
TomatillosN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
TomatoesFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Zucchini and Summer SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
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