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

Planting Calendar for Greensboro, NC

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 31 (at GREENSBORO WTP, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
Bell PeppersFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
CauliflowerFrost Jul 20Frost Aug 17N/A
CeleryFrost May 9Frost Jul 18N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
EggplantsFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 7Frost Aug 2N/A
KaleFrost Aug 9Frost Sep 6N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 6
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 29Frost Jul 3N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
TomatoesFrost May 23Frost Jul 18N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 2

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 5 (at GREENSBORO WTP, NC climate station, elevation 764 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
BasilFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-31
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Feb 28-Mar 1
CauliflowerFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
CucumbersFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-May 10
Moon Apr 5-16, Apr 30-May 10
EggplantsFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 12-16
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7-18
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 22-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
OreganoFrost Jan 24-Feb 21
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 19-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Mar 29-31, Apr 17-19
PumpkinsFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-18
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 17-28
RosemaryFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Feb 1- 7
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
SageFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Mar 2-15
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 26-29
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Mar 2- 7
Frost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 15-18
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 24-Feb 21
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5-16
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 7-16
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-16, Apr 30-May 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 19-29
WatermelonsFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7-15
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 30-May 15