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

Planting Calendar for Stuarts Draft, 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 21 (at STAUNTON WTP, VA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
Bell PeppersFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
CauliflowerFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 29Frost Jul 8N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
EggplantsFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 22
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
KaleFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 3
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 19Frost Jun 23N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
TomatoesFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 23

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 23 (at STAUNTON WTP, VA climate station, elevation 170 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