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

Planting Calendar for Nashville, 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 SHELBY BOTTOMS NATURE, TN climate station, elevation 403 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 25 (at SHELBY BOTTOMS NATURE, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Bell PeppersFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
CauliflowerFrost Jul 14Frost Aug 11N/A
CeleryFrost May 3Frost Jul 12N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
EggplantsFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
KaleFrost Aug 3Frost Aug 31N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 7
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 23Frost Jun 27N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
TomatoesFrost May 17Frost Jul 12N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 27