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

Planting Calendar for Waynesboro, 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 30 (at WAYNESBORO WTP, VA climate station, elevation 1269 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 19-30
BasilFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 5, May 19-21
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 16-18, May 6- 7
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-23
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 5
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 6- 9
CauliflowerFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-23
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 5
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-Jun 4
Moon Apr 30-May 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 19-28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 19-21
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-23
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
Frost Apr 9-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
Frost Apr 16-May 14
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 18-Mar 19
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 5, May 19-21
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon May 6-14
PumpkinsFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
SageFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon Jun 4
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
Frost Apr 9-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 18-Mar 19
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 5, May 19-21
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 5
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 19-28
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 11
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 11
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 18 (at WAYNESBORO 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 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