Planting Calendar 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 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 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 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Beets Feb 25-Mar 19
Feb 25-Mar 5
Broccoli Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Feb 18-Mar 12
Feb 18-19, Mar 6-12
Brussels Sprouts Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 11-19
Cabbage Jan 14-28
Jan 14-21
Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Cantaloupe Feb 11-18
Feb 11-18
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Carrots Feb 4-18
Cauliflower Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Celery Dec 31-Jan 14
Jan 5-14
Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Collards Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 11-19
Corn Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Cucumbers Feb 11-18
Feb 11-18
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Eggplants Dec 31-Jan 14
Jan 5-14
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Kale Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 11-19
Kohlrabi Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 11-19
Leeks Dec 31-Jan 14
Jan 5-14
Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 11-19
Lettuce Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Feb 25-Mar 26
Mar 6-20
Okra Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
Onions Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 20-Mar 4
Parsnips Feb 18-Mar 12
Feb 20-Mar 5
Peas Jan 28-Feb 18
Feb 4-18
Peppers Dec 31-Jan 14
Jan 5-14
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Potatoes Mar 4-26
Mar 4- 5, Mar 21-26
Pumpkins Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Radishes Jan 14-Feb 4
Jan 22-Feb 3
Spinach Jan 28-Feb 18
Feb 4-18
Squash Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Sweet Potatoes Feb 11-18
Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-Apr 4
Swiss Chard Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Feb 18-25
Feb 18-19
Tomatoes Jan 14-28
Jan 14-21
Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Turnips Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 20-Mar 4
Watermelons Feb 11-18
Feb 11-18
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16