Quantcast
Planting Calendar for Lufkin, TX | Almanac.com
For daily wit & wisdom, sign up for the Almanac Daily newsletter.

Planting Calendar for Lufkin, TX

Enter your zip code or postal code above.

The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-seasons crops such as kale and lettuce do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

Use the icon below for the best print or email format.

Print Friendly and PDF

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 22 (at LUFKIN ANGELINA CO AP, TX climate station, elevation 288 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Feb 29-Mar 15
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Oct 10
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-22
Mar 22
BasilFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Sep 26
BeetsN/AFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7-22
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 25-29
Apr 5
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/AAug 15
Bok ChoyFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
May 3
BroccoliFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Mar 7-22
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Sep 5
Brussels SproutsFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Mar 7-22
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Aug 1
CabbageFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Mar 7-22
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Jul 25
CantaloupesFrost Feb 29-Mar 15
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Aug 1
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 15-25
N/AAug 29
CeleryFrost Dec 28-Jan 11
Moon Jan 11
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Mar 22
Moon Mar 22
Aug 29
ChivesFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Feb 29-Mar 7
Sep 12
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Apr 12
CollardsFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Mar 7-22
Frost Feb 29-Mar 7
Aug 29
CucumbersFrost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Aug 29
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-25
Sep 12
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Aug 1
EggplantsFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/AAug 29
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Apr 5
FennelFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Frost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Aug 22
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 8-19
Aug 29
Honeydew MelonsFrost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Aug 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Mar 7-22
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Apr 5
KohlrabiFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Apr 5
LeeksFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Feb 29-Mar 15
N/AJul 25
LettuceFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Apr 5
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 22-24
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Aug 29
OnionsN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
N/AAug 1
OreganoFrost Jan 11-Feb 8
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/AAug 29
ParsleyFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Feb 22-Mar 29
Moon Feb 22-24
Aug 22
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 25-29
Aug 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Aug 29
PumpkinsFrost Feb 29-Mar 15
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Jul 25
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 25-29
Sep 12
RosemaryFrost Dec 28-Jan 11
Moon Jan 11
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/ASep 12
SageFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/AAug 22
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 7
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Aug 1
SpinachFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 22-24
Apr 5
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Aug 22
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-7
Jul 25
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Mar 7-22
Frost Feb 29-Mar 22
Moon Mar 16-22
Apr 5
ThymeFrost Jan 11-25
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
N/AAug 15
TomatillosFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 9-22
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
N/AAug 22
TomatoesFrost Jan 25-Feb 8
Moon Jan 25
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
N/AAug 8
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-29
Moon Feb 25-29
Oct 10
WatermelonsFrost Feb 29-Mar 15
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Mar 29-Apr 5
Aug 8
Winter SquashFrost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Jul 18
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Feb 29-Mar 7
Frost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 8-12
Frost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 8-12
Sep 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 7 (at LUFKIN ANGELINA CO AP, TX climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 19-Oct 24
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 15-Sep 12
Moon Aug 20-Sep 1
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Aug 29-Sep 19
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 8-15
Moon Aug 8-15
Frost Aug 29-Sep 12
Moon Sep 2-12
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 18-Aug 1
Moon Jul 18-21
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 8-15
Moon Aug 8-15
Frost Aug 29-Sep 5
Moon Sep 2-5
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 22-29
Moon Aug 22-29
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 1-8
Moon Aug 4-8
Frost Aug 15-22
Moon Aug 15-19
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 15-Sep 12
Moon Aug 15-19, Sep 2-12
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 8-22
Moon Aug 8-19
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 21-Dec 5
Moon Nov 21-30
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 22-Sep 5
Moon Sep 2-5
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Aug 29-Sep 12
Moon Sep 2-12
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 5-26
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Aug 29-Sep 12
Moon Sep 2-12
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 5-26
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Aug 29-Sep 12
Moon Sep 2-12
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Sep 26-Oct 10
Moon Sep 26-Oct 1
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 19-Oct 10
Moon Oct 2-10
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Aug 29-Sep 12
Moon Sep 2-12
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 18-19
N/A50Frost-tolerant
The Old Farmer's Store