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

Planting Calendar for Dallas, 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 20 (at DALLAS LOVE FLD, TX climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 7Frost Aug 2N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 9Frost Sep 6N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
CauliflowerFrost Aug 9Frost Sep 6N/A
CeleryFrost May 29Frost Aug 7N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
EggplantsFrost Jun 7Frost Aug 2N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 27Frost Aug 22N/A
KaleFrost Aug 29Frost Sep 26N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 16
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 26
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 18Frost Jul 23N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
TomatoesFrost Jun 12Frost Aug 7N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 11
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 22

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 9 (at DALLAS LOVE FLD, TX climate station, elevation 439 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
BasilFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 9-30
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 16
Moon Feb 23-Mar 1
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Jan 2-12
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-16, Mar 2
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 9-16
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 2-16
CauliflowerFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-16, Mar 2
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Jan 2-12
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-16
Moon Feb 9-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 9-23
Moon Mar 9-18
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
CucumbersFrost Feb 9-16
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-Apr 13
Moon Mar 9-18, Apr 1-13
EggplantsFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Jan 2-12
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-16, Mar 2
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 16
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Feb 23-Mar 23
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
OreganoFrost Dec 29-Jan 26
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 9-30
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 9-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 26-Feb 16
Moon Feb 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-23
Moon Mar 19-23
PumpkinsFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 16
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 12-Feb 2
Moon Jan 18-31
RosemaryFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Jan 2-12
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
SageFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 9-23
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 26-Feb 16
Moon Feb 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-31
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Feb 1- 9
Frost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 16
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 29-Jan 26
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 9-30
Moon Mar 9-18
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 12-17
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
WatermelonsFrost Feb 9-16
Moon Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16