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Planting Calendar for Fort Worth, 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 12 (at FT WORTH MEACHAM FLD NAAF, TX climate station, elevation 705 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7
BasilFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 19
Moon Mar 8-12, Mar 13-19
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 1- 6
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 12-19
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 6-19
CauliflowerFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 1- 6
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-19
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 21-26
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
CucumbersFrost Feb 12-19
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 16
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
EggplantsFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 18-Jan 1
Moon Dec 23-Jan 1
Frost Jan 22-Feb 12
Moon Jan 22-Feb 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 1- 6
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 20-26
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Feb 26-Mar 26
Moon Feb 26-Mar 7, Mar 21-26
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-19
OreganoFrost Jan 1-29
Moon Jan 1- 6, Jan 21-29
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 20-26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Feb 19, Mar 8-12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 29-Feb 19
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-26
Moon Mar 8-20
PumpkinsFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 15-Feb 5
Moon Jan 15-20
RosemaryFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 1- 6
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
SageFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 21-26
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 29-Feb 19
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 6-16
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Jan 29-Feb 5
Frost Feb 19-26
Moon Feb 20-26
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 1-29
Moon Jan 1- 6, Jan 21-29
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 21-29
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-19
WatermelonsFrost Feb 12-19
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 23
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5, Apr 19-23
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 23
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5, Apr 19-23

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 14 (at FT WORTH MEACHAM FLD NAAF, TX climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
Bell PeppersFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
BroccoliFrost Aug 3Frost Aug 31N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
CauliflowerFrost Aug 3Frost Aug 31N/A
CeleryFrost May 23Frost Aug 1N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
EggplantsFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 15
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 21Frost Aug 16N/A
KaleFrost Aug 23Frost Sep 20N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
TomatoesFrost Jun 6Frost Aug 1N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 16