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

Planting Calendar for Abingdon, VA

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 April 28 (at ABINGDON 3S, VA climate station, elevation 1925 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 19-28
BasilFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 6- 7
CauliflowerFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
CucumbersFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-Jun 2
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19-Jun 2
EggplantsFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 2-16
Moon Feb 2- 5
Frost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 21-31
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Apr 7-14
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon May 6-12
PumpkinsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 16-Mar 2
Moon Feb 20-Mar 2
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
N/A
SageFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-Apr 7
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Frost Apr 7-14
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 16-Mar 17
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 2-17
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 19-26
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 15 (at ABINGDON 3S, VA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
Bell PeppersFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
CauliflowerFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 23Frost Jul 2N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
EggplantsFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 16
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
KaleFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 13Frost Jun 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
TomatoesFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 17