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

Planting Calendar for Collegedale, 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 March 31 (at CHATTANOOGA LOVELL AP, TN climate station, elevation 672 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-18
BasilFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-May 5
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 17-Apr 14
Moon Mar 17-18, Apr 1-14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
OreganoFrost Jan 19-Feb 16
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3- 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 2-23
Moon Feb 17-23
RosemaryFrost Jan 19-Feb 2
Moon Feb 1- 2
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
SageFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16, Mar 3- 9
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 9-17
Moon Mar 9-17
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 19-Feb 16
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2-16
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
WatermelonsFrost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 3 (at CHATTANOOGA LOVELL AP, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
Bell PeppersFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
CauliflowerFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
CeleryFrost May 12Frost Jul 21N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
EggplantsFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 10Frost Aug 5N/A
KaleFrost Aug 12Frost Sep 9N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 6N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
TomatoesFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 5