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

Planting Calendar for Milan, 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 11 (at MILAN EXP STN, TN climate station, elevation 416 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
BasilFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 19-21
CauliflowerFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 16
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 21-28
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 25
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Jan 30-Feb 27
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
PumpkinsFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-Mar 6
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
SageFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 16
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 21-28
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 30-Feb 27
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 23
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 23
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 23 (at MILAN 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 18
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
Bell PeppersFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
CauliflowerFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CeleryFrost May 1Frost Jul 10N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
EggplantsFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 30Frost Jul 25N/A
KaleFrost Aug 1Frost Aug 29N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 5
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 21Frost Jun 25N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
TomatoesFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 25