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

Planting Calendar for Green Hill, 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 OLD HICKORY WFO, TN climate station, elevation 590 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 October 31 (at OLD HICKORY WFO, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
Bell PeppersFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
CauliflowerFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CeleryFrost May 9Frost Jul 18N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
EggplantsFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 7Frost Aug 2N/A
KaleFrost Aug 9Frost Sep 6N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 29Frost Jul 3N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
TomatoesFrost May 23Frost Jul 18N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 2