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

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 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
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

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 Mar 2-12
BasilFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 2
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Feb 26-Mar 19
Moon Feb 26-Mar 1, Mar 19
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 2-15
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2- 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 17-19
CauliflowerFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2- 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 2-15
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-18
CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
CucumbersFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 16
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1-16
EggplantsFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 2-15
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 12-16, Mar 2- 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 19-26
N/A
LettuceFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 26-Mar 26
Moon Mar 2-18
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
OreganoFrost Jan 1-29
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 2
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-26
Moon Feb 12-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 19-Mar 12
Moon Feb 19-Mar 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jan 29-Feb 19
Moon Feb 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-26
Moon Mar 19-26
PumpkinsFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Mar 2- 5
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 15-Feb 5
Moon Jan 18-31
RosemaryFrost Jan 1-15
Moon Jan 2-15
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
SageFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Mar 12-26
Moon Mar 12-18
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jan 29-Feb 19
Moon Feb 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 29-Feb 12
Moon Feb 1-12
Frost Feb 19-26
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 1-29
Moon Jan 2-17
Frost Mar 12-Apr 2
Moon Mar 12-18, Apr 1- 2
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 15-29
Moon Jan 15-17
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 12-Mar 5
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
WatermelonsFrost Feb 12-19
Moon Feb 12-16
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 23
Moon Apr 1-16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 23
Moon Apr 1-16