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

Planting Calendar for Lenoir City, 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 12 (at LENOIR CITY, TN climate station, elevation 784 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 1-12
BasilFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-31, Apr 17-19
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1- 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 19-22
CauliflowerFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1- 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 17
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-18, Apr 1- 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
Frost Mar 22-29
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
Frost Mar 29-Apr 26
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Jan 31-Feb 28
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 17-26
PumpkinsFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 31-Feb 14
Moon Feb 1-14
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
SageFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 22
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 16-17
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
Frost Mar 22-29
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 31-Feb 28
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 14-28
Moon Feb 14-16
Frost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
Frost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 24
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 24
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 28 (at LENOIR CITY, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
Bell PeppersFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
CauliflowerFrost Jul 17Frost Aug 14N/A
CeleryFrost May 6Frost Jul 15N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
EggplantsFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 30N/A
KaleFrost Aug 6Frost Sep 3N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 10
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 3
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 26Frost Jun 30N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
TomatoesFrost May 20Frost Jul 15N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 30