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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 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 Feb 23-Mar 7
BasilFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Mar 9-30
Moon Mar 21-30
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 16
Moon Mar 8-16
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Dec 29-Jan 6
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 21-30
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 6-16
CauliflowerFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
N/A
CeleryFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Dec 29-Jan 6
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 21-30
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 9-23
Moon Mar 21-23
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
CucumbersFrost Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-Apr 13
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
EggplantsFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 15-29
Moon Dec 23-29
Frost Jan 19-Feb 9
Moon Jan 21-Feb 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Dec 29-Jan 6
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 21-30
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 20-23
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Feb 23-Mar 23
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7, Mar 21-23
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-19
OreganoFrost Dec 29-Jan 26
Moon Dec 29-Jan 6, Jan 21-26
Frost Mar 9-30
Moon Mar 21-30
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 16-Mar 9
Moon Feb 16-19, Mar 8- 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 26-Feb 16
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-23
Moon Mar 8-20
PumpkinsFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 12-Feb 2
Moon Jan 12-20
RosemaryFrost Dec 29-Jan 12
Moon Dec 29-Jan 6
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
SageFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Mar 9-23
Moon Mar 21-23
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 26-Feb 16
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 6-13
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Feb 16-23
Moon Feb 20-23
N/A
ThymeFrost Dec 29-Jan 26
Moon Dec 29-Jan 6, Jan 21-26
Frost Mar 9-30
Moon Mar 21-30
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 12-26
Moon Jan 21-26
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 9-Mar 2
Moon Feb 9-19
WatermelonsFrost Feb 9-16
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5, Apr 19-20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Mar 23-Apr 5, Apr 19-20

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
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 21
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