Planting Calendar for Brenham, TX

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!

30% probability of frost free after March 11 (at BRENHAM, TX climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Mar 18-Apr 8
Mar 18-20, Apr 5- 8
Beets Feb 24-Mar 18
Feb 24-Mar 5
Broccoli Jan 27-Feb 10
Feb 4-10
Feb 17-Mar 11
Feb 17-19, Mar 6-11
Brussels Sprouts Jan 27-Feb 10
Feb 4-10
Feb 10-Mar 3
Feb 10-19
Cabbage Jan 13-27
Jan 13-21
Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
Cantaloupe Feb 10-17
Feb 10-17
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
Carrots Feb 3-17
Feb 3
Cauliflower Jan 27-Feb 10
Feb 4-10
Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
Celery Dec 30-Jan 13
Jan 5-13
Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Collards Jan 27-Feb 10
Feb 4-10
Feb 10-Mar 3
Feb 10-19
Corn Mar 11-25
Mar 11-20
Cucumbers Feb 10-17
Feb 10-17
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
Eggplants Dec 30-Jan 13
Jan 5-13
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
Kale Jan 27-Feb 10
Feb 4-10
Feb 10-Mar 3
Feb 10-19
Kohlrabi Feb 10-Mar 3
Feb 10-19
Leeks Dec 30-Jan 13
Jan 5-13
Feb 10-Mar 3
Feb 10-19
Lettuce Jan 27-Feb 10
Feb 4-10
Feb 24-Mar 25
Mar 6-11, Mar 12-20
Okra Mar 25-Apr 8
Apr 5- 8
Onions Feb 10-Mar 3
Feb 20-Mar 3
Parsnips Feb 17-Mar 11
Feb 20-Mar 5
Peas Jan 27-Feb 17
Feb 4-17
Peppers Dec 30-Jan 13
Jan 5-13
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
Potatoes Mar 3-25
Mar 3- 5, Mar 21-25
Pumpkins Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
Radishes Jan 13-Feb 3
Jan 22-Feb 3
Spinach Jan 27-Feb 17
Feb 4-17
Squash Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
Sweet Potatoes Feb 10-17
Mar 25-Apr 15
Mar 25-Apr 4
Swiss Chard Jan 27-Feb 10
Feb 4-10
Feb 17-24
Feb 17-19
Tomatoes Jan 13-27
Jan 13-21
Mar 18-Apr 8
Mar 18-20, Apr 5- 8
Turnips Feb 10-Mar 3
Feb 20-Mar 3
Watermelons Feb 10-17
Feb 10-17
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15