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

Planting Calendar for Austin, TX

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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 10 (at AUSTIN 6S, TX climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
Bell PeppersFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
CauliflowerFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CeleryFrost May 19Frost Jul 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
EggplantsFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 17Frost Aug 12N/A
KaleFrost Aug 19Frost Sep 16N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
TomatoesFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 12

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 18 (at AUSTIN 6S, TX climate station, elevation 570 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
BasilFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 19-25
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 17-24
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 17-24
CauliflowerFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-24
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
CucumbersFrost Feb 17-24
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 22
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Feb 24-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Mar 3-Apr 1
Moon Mar 3-18, Apr 1
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
OreganoFrost Jan 6-Feb 3
Moon Jan 6-17, Feb 1- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Feb 24-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 3-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 19-31
PumpkinsFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 20-Feb 10
Moon Jan 20-31
RosemaryFrost Jan 6-20
Moon Jan 6-17
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
SageFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 3-24
Moon Feb 3-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 17-22
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3-16
Frost Feb 24-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 6-Feb 3
Moon Jan 6-17, Feb 1- 3
Frost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 20-Feb 3
Moon Feb 1- 3
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 17-Mar 10
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
WatermelonsFrost Feb 17-24
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-29
Moon Apr 1-16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-29
Moon Apr 1-16