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

Planting Calendar for Chantilly, 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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 18 (at WASHINGTON DC DULLES AP, VA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Bell PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 26Frost Jul 5N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
EggplantsFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 19
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
KaleFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 16Frost Jun 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
TomatoesFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 20

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 21 (at WASHINGTON DC DULLES AP, VA climate station, elevation 288 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
BasilFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-31
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 17-31
Moon Mar 17-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-31
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
CucumbersFrost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-31
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 26
Moon Apr 21-May 5, May 19-26
EggplantsFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 26-Feb 9
Moon Jan 26-Feb 5
Frost Mar 2-24
Moon Mar 2- 7, Mar 21-24
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost Apr 7-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 6-14
OreganoFrost Feb 9-Mar 9
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Apr 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 21-31
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 14-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 23-Mar 17
Moon Mar 8-17
RosemaryFrost Feb 9-23
Moon Feb 20-23
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
SageFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 21-31
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost Mar 31-Apr 7
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 9-Mar 9
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 6-14
WatermelonsFrost Mar 24-31
Moon Mar 24-31
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 5-Jun 2
Moon May 5, May 20-Jun 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 5-Jun 2
Moon May 5, May 20-Jun 2