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

Planting Calendar for Shelbyville, 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 13 (at SHELBYVILLE WATER DEPT, TN climate station, elevation 761 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
BasilFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-31, Apr 17-20
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 19-23
CauliflowerFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 18
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 23-30
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 30-Apr 27
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 17-27
PumpkinsFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 8
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
SageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 16-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 23-30
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 24 (at SHELBYVILLE WATER DEPT, TN climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
Bell PeppersFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 3Frost Jul 31N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
CauliflowerFrost Jul 13Frost Aug 10N/A
CeleryFrost May 2Frost Jul 11N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
EggplantsFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 31Frost Jul 26N/A
KaleFrost Aug 2Frost Aug 30N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 6
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 29
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 22Frost Jun 26N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
TomatoesFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 26