Planting Calendar for Abilene, TX

30% probability of frost free after April 1 (at ABILENE RGNL AP, TX climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 8-29
Apr 8-19
Beets Mar 18-Apr 8
Mar 21-Apr 4
Broccoli Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Mar 11-Apr 1
Mar 11-20
Brussels Sprouts Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Mar 3-25
Mar 6-20
Cabbage Feb 3-17
Feb 4-17
Mar 3-18
Mar 6-18
Cantaloupe Mar 3-11
Mar 6-11
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 15-19, May 4- 6
Carrots Feb 24-Mar 11
Feb 24-Mar 5
Cauliflower Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Mar 3-18
Mar 6-18
Celery Jan 20-Feb 3
Jan 20-21
Apr 8-22
Apr 8-19
Collards Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Mar 3-25
Mar 6-20
Corn Apr 1-15
Apr 5-15
Cucumbers Mar 3-11
Mar 6-11
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 15-19, May 4- 6
Eggplants Jan 20-Feb 3
Jan 20-21
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 15-19, May 4- 6
Kale Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Mar 3-25
Mar 6-20
Kohlrabi Mar 3-25
Mar 6-20
Leeks Jan 20-Feb 3
Jan 20-21
Mar 3-25
Mar 6-20
Lettuce Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Mar 18-Apr 15
Mar 18-20, Apr 5-15
Okra Apr 15-29
Apr 15-19
Onions Mar 3-25
Mar 3- 5, Mar 21-25
Parsnips Mar 11-Apr 1
Mar 21-Apr 1
Peas Feb 17-Mar 11
Feb 17-19, Mar 6-11
Peppers Jan 20-Feb 3
Jan 20-21
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 15-19, May 4- 6
Potatoes Mar 25-Apr 15
Mar 25-Apr 4
Pumpkins Mar 3-18
Mar 6-18
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 15-19, May 4- 6
Radishes Feb 3-24
Feb 3, Feb 20-24
Spinach Feb 17-Mar 11
Feb 17-19, Mar 6-11
Squash Mar 3-18
Mar 6-18
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 15-19, May 4- 6
Sweet Potatoes Mar 3-11
Mar 3- 5
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 20-May 3
Swiss Chard Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Mar 11-18
Mar 11-18
Tomatoes Feb 3-17
Feb 4-17
Apr 8-29
Apr 8-19
Turnips Mar 3-25
Mar 3- 5, Mar 21-25
Watermelons Mar 3-11
Mar 6-11
Apr 15-May 6
Apr 15-19, May 4- 6

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Transplant Seedlings dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!