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

Planting Calendar for Memphis, 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 March 24 (at MEMPHIS INTL AP, TN climate station, elevation 252 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
BasilFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Mar 2-17
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 23-Mar 2
Moon Mar 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Mar 2-17
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 2
Moon Mar 2
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
CucumbersFrost Feb 23-Mar 2
Moon Mar 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 28
Moon Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Mar 2-17
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 9-Apr 7
Moon Mar 9-18, Apr 1- 7
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Feb 23-Mar 1
OreganoFrost Jan 12-Feb 9
Moon Jan 12-17, Feb 1- 9
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 19-24
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-16, Mar 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 19-31
PumpkinsFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2-17
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 26-Feb 16
Moon Jan 26-31
RosemaryFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
SageFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-16, Mar 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 17-28
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 2- 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 12-Feb 9
Moon Jan 12-17, Feb 1- 9
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Feb 23-Mar 1
WatermelonsFrost Feb 23-Mar 2
Moon Mar 2
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-May 5
Moon Apr 7-16, Apr 30-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-May 5
Moon Apr 7-16, Apr 30-May 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 9 (at MEMPHIS INTL AP, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
Bell PeppersFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 19Frost Aug 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
CauliflowerFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CeleryFrost May 18Frost Jul 27N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
EggplantsFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 16Frost Aug 11N/A
KaleFrost Aug 18Frost Sep 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 15
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 7Frost Jul 12N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
TomatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 11