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

Planting Calendar for Dickson, 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 20 (at DICKSON, TN climate station, elevation 780 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
BasilFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 17-27
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 23-30
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 19-30
CauliflowerFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-30
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
CornN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 4-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 23-30
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost Mar 30-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost Apr 6-May 4
Moon Apr 6-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
OreganoFrost Feb 8-Mar 8
Moon Feb 8-16, Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-31, Apr 17-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Feb 22-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 11-25
Moon May 16-25
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost Mar 30-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 8-Mar 8
Moon Feb 8-16, Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 23-30
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 4-Jun 1
Moon May 4-15, May 30-Jun 1
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 4-Jun 1
Moon May 4-15, May 30-Jun 1

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 20 (at DICKSON, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
Bell PeppersFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 29Frost Jul 27N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
CauliflowerFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 28Frost Jul 7N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
EggplantsFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
KaleFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 18Frost Jun 22N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
TomatoesFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 22