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

Planting Calendar for Knoxville, 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 19 (at KNOXVILLE EXP STN, TN climate station, elevation 830 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
BasilFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 17-26
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 22-29
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 19-29
CauliflowerFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-29
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
CornN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 22-29
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 24
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Apr 5-May 3
Moon Apr 5-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-31
OreganoFrost Feb 7-Mar 7
Moon Feb 7-16, Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-31, Apr 17-19
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Feb 21-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 10-24
Moon May 16-24
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 7-Mar 7
Moon Feb 7-16, Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 22-29
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 3-31
Moon May 3-15, May 30-31
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 3-31
Moon May 3-15, May 30-31

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 22 (at KNOXVILLE EXP STN, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
Bell PeppersFrost May 9Frost Jul 4N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
CauliflowerFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 30Frost Jul 9N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
EggplantsFrost May 9Frost Jul 4N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
KaleFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 20Frost Jun 24N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
TomatoesFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 24