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

Planting Calendar for Spencer, 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 11 (at SPENCER, WV climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 28Frost Jun 23N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
CauliflowerFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 19Frost Jun 28N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
EggplantsFrost Apr 28Frost Jun 23N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
KaleFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 9Frost Jun 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
TomatoesFrost May 3Frost Jun 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 13

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 7 (at SPENCER, WV climate station, elevation 971 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
BasilFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
CauliflowerFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
CucumbersFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 11
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 11
EggplantsFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon May 16-21
PumpkinsFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
SageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 28-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14