Planting Calendar for College Station, 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 7 (at COLLEGE STN, TX climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Mar 14-Apr 4
Mar 14-20
Beets Feb 21-Mar 14
Feb 21-Mar 5
Broccoli Jan 24-Feb 7
Feb 4- 7
Feb 14-Mar 7
Feb 14-19, Mar 6- 7
Brussels Sprouts Jan 24-Feb 7
Feb 4- 7
Feb 7-28
Feb 7-19
Cabbage Jan 10-24
Jan 10-21
Feb 7-21
Feb 7-19
Cantaloupe Feb 7-14
Feb 7-14
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Carrots Jan 31-Feb 14
Jan 31-Feb 3
Cauliflower Jan 24-Feb 7
Feb 4- 7
Feb 7-21
Feb 7-19
Celery Dec 27-Jan 10
Jan 5-10
Mar 14-28
Mar 14-20
Collards Jan 24-Feb 7
Feb 4- 7
Feb 7-28
Feb 7-19
Corn Mar 7-21
Mar 7-20
Cucumbers Feb 7-14
Feb 7-14
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Eggplants Dec 27-Jan 10
Jan 5-10
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Kale Jan 24-Feb 7
Feb 4- 7
Feb 7-28
Feb 7-19
Kohlrabi Feb 7-28
Feb 7-19
Leeks Dec 27-Jan 10
Jan 5-10
Feb 7-28
Feb 7-19
Lettuce Jan 24-Feb 7
Feb 4- 7
Feb 21-Mar 21
Mar 6-20
Okra Mar 21-Apr 4
Onions Feb 7-28
Feb 20-28
Parsnips Feb 14-Mar 7
Feb 20-Mar 5
Peas Jan 24-Feb 14
Feb 4-14
Peppers Dec 27-Jan 10
Jan 5-10
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Potatoes Feb 28-Mar 21
Feb 28-Mar 5, Mar 21
Pumpkins Feb 7-21
Feb 7-19
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Radishes Jan 10-31
Jan 22-31
Spinach Jan 24-Feb 14
Feb 4-14
Squash Feb 7-21
Feb 7-19
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Sweet Potatoes Feb 7-14
Mar 21-Apr 11
Mar 21-Apr 4
Swiss Chard Jan 24-Feb 7
Feb 4- 7
Feb 14-21
Feb 14-19
Tomatoes Jan 10-24
Jan 10-21
Mar 14-Apr 4
Mar 14-20
Turnips Feb 7-28
Feb 20-28
Watermelons Feb 7-14
Feb 7-14
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11