Seed Starting and Planting Date Calculator for Dallas, 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 when 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. 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 "Transplant Seedlings" dates show when it's typically safe to start planting 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.
  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Frost dates are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a traditional technique, but some gardeners swear by it!
  • 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 12 (at DALLAS LOVE FLD, TX climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-31
Beets Feb 25-Mar 19
Mar 2-16
Broccoli Jan 28-Feb 11
Jan 28-31
Feb 18-Mar 12
Feb 18-Mar 1
Brussels Sprouts Jan 28-Feb 11
Jan 28-31
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 15-Mar 1
Cabbage Jan 14-28
Jan 16-28
Feb 11-25
Feb 15-25
Cantaloupe Feb 11-18
Feb 15-18
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-31, Apr 15-16
Carrots Feb 4-18
Feb 4-14
Cauliflower Jan 28-Feb 11
Jan 28-31
Feb 11-25
Feb 15-25
Celery Dec 31-Jan 14
Dec 31-Jan 1
Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-31
Collards Jan 28-Feb 11
Jan 28-31
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 15-Mar 1
Corn Mar 12-26
Mar 17-26
Cucumbers Feb 11-18
Feb 15-18
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-31, Apr 15-16
Eggplants Dec 31-Jan 14
Dec 31-Jan 1
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-31, Apr 15-16
Kale Jan 28-Feb 11
Jan 28-31
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 15-Mar 1
Kohlrabi Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 15-Mar 1
Leeks Dec 31-Jan 14
Dec 31-Jan 1
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 15-Mar 1
Lettuce Jan 28-Feb 11
Jan 28-31
Feb 25-Mar 26
Feb 25-Mar 1, Mar 17-26
Okra Mar 26-Apr 9
Mar 26-31
Onions Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 11-14, Mar 2- 4
Parsnips Feb 18-Mar 12
Mar 2-12
Peas Jan 28-Feb 18
Jan 28-31, Feb 15-18
Peppers Dec 31-Jan 14
Dec 31-Jan 1
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-31, Apr 15-16
Potatoes Mar 4-26
Mar 4-16
Pumpkins Feb 11-25
Feb 15-25
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-31, Apr 15-16
Radishes Jan 14-Feb 4
Jan 14-15, Feb 1- 4
Spinach Jan 28-Feb 18
Jan 28-31, Feb 15-18
Squash Feb 11-25
Feb 15-25
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-31, Apr 15-16
Sweet Potatoes Feb 11-18
Feb 11-14
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 1-14
Swiss Chard Jan 28-Feb 11
Jan 28-31
Feb 18-25
Feb 18-25
Tomatoes Jan 14-28
Jan 16-28
Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-31
Turnips Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 11-14, Mar 2- 4
Watermelons Feb 11-18
Feb 15-18
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-31, Apr 15-16