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

Planting Calendar for Pulaski, 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 May 3 (at PULASKI 2 E, VA climate station, elevation 2080 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
BasilFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon May 6-10
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 6-12
CauliflowerFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 3-Jun 7
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 10-31
Moon May 19-31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 19
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Frost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7, Mar 21-22
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon May 6-17
PumpkinsFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
SageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 4- 7
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 19
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7, Mar 21-22
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 12 (at PULASKI 2 E, VA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 21Frost Jul 19N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
CauliflowerFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 20Frost Jun 29N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
EggplantsFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 13
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 19Frost Jul 14N/A
KaleFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 17
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 10Frost Jun 14N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
TomatoesFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 14