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

Planting Calendar for Franklin, 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 FRANKLIN SEWAGE PLT, TN climate station, elevation 656 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 Apr 1-10
BasilFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Mar 27-31, Apr 17
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 3
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 19-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 3
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 15
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 3
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Mar 20-27
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Mar 27-Apr 24
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Jan 29-Feb 26
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 17-24
PumpkinsFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
SageFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 20
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost Mar 20-27
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 29-Feb 26
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 12-20
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 22
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 22
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 25 (at FRANKLIN SEWAGE PLT, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Bell PeppersFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
CauliflowerFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CeleryFrost May 3Frost Jul 12N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
EggplantsFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
KaleFrost Aug 3Frost Aug 31N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 7
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 23Frost Jun 27N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
TomatoesFrost May 17Frost Jul 12N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 27