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

Planting Calendar for Martinsburg, WV

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 17 (at MARTINSBURG 2, WV climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
Bell PeppersFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 26Frost Jul 24N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
CauliflowerFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 25Frost Jul 4N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
EggplantsFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 24Frost Jul 19N/A
KaleFrost Jul 26Frost Aug 23N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 30
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 15Frost Jun 19N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
TomatoesFrost May 9Frost Jul 4N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 19

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 23 (at MARTINSBURG 2, WV climate station, elevation 459 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 9-16
BasilFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
CornN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 28
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-May 7
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30-May 7
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-31
OreganoFrost Feb 11-Mar 11
Moon Feb 11-16, Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 17-23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Feb 25-Mar 1, Mar 19
RosemaryFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 14-28
Moon May 16-28
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 11-Mar 11
Moon Feb 11-16, Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 4