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

Planting Calendar for Forest, 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 23 (at LYNCHBURG #2, VA climate station, elevation 734 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
BasilFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Mar 26-Apr 2
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 19-28
CucumbersFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 28
Moon Apr 23-May 5, May 19-28
EggplantsFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 28-Feb 11
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5
Frost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 4- 7, Mar 21-26
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 5, May 19-21
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 9-May 7
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 6-16
OreganoFrost Feb 11-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 16-18, May 6- 7
PumpkinsFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Mar 8-11, Mar 13-19
RosemaryFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 5, May 19-21
N/A
SageFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 14-28
Moon May 14-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 21-26
Frost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 11-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 5, May 19-21
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 6-16
WatermelonsFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Mar 26-Apr 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 19 (at LYNCHBURG #2, VA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
Bell PeppersFrost May 6Frost Jul 1N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 8Frost Aug 5N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
CauliflowerFrost Jul 8Frost Aug 5N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 27Frost Jul 6N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
EggplantsFrost May 6Frost Jul 1N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 20
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
KaleFrost Jul 28Frost Aug 25N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 1
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 17Frost Jun 21N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
TomatoesFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 21