Planting Calendar for Winston Salem, NC

30% probability of frost free after April 7 (at WINSTON SALEM RYNLDS AP, NC climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 14-May 5
Apr 14-19, May 4- 5
Beets Mar 24-Apr 14
Mar 24-Apr 4
Broccoli Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Mar 17-Apr 7
Mar 17-20, Apr 5- 7
Brussels Sprouts Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Mar 9-31
Mar 9-20
Cabbage Feb 9-23
Feb 9-19
Mar 9-24
Mar 9-20
Cantaloupe Mar 9-17
Mar 9-17
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12
Carrots Mar 2-17
Mar 2- 5
Cauliflower Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Mar 9-24
Mar 9-20
Celery Jan 26-Feb 9
Feb 4- 9
Apr 14-28
Apr 14-19
Collards Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Mar 9-31
Mar 9-20
Corn Apr 7-21
Apr 7-19
Cucumbers Mar 9-17
Mar 9-17
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12
Eggplants Jan 26-Feb 9
Feb 4- 9
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12
Kale Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Mar 9-31
Mar 9-20
Kohlrabi Mar 9-31
Mar 9-20
Leeks Jan 26-Feb 9
Feb 4- 9
Mar 9-31
Mar 9-20
Lettuce Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Mar 24-Apr 21
Apr 5-19
Okra Apr 21-May 5
May 4- 5
Onions Mar 9-31
Mar 21-31
Parsnips Mar 17-Apr 7
Mar 21-Apr 4
Peas Feb 23-Mar 17
Mar 6- 9, Mar 11-17
Peppers Jan 26-Feb 9
Feb 4- 9
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12
Potatoes Mar 31-Apr 21
Mar 31-Apr 4, Apr 20-21
Pumpkins Mar 9-24
Mar 9-20
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12
Radishes Feb 9-Mar 2
Feb 20-Mar 2
Spinach Feb 23-Mar 17
Mar 6- 9, Mar 11-17
Squash Mar 9-24
Mar 9-20
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12
Sweet Potatoes Mar 9-17
Apr 21-May 12
Apr 21-May 3
Swiss Chard Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Mar 17-24
Mar 17-20
Tomatoes Feb 9-23
Feb 9-19
Apr 14-May 5
Apr 14-19, May 4- 5
Turnips Mar 9-31
Mar 21-31
Watermelons Mar 9-17
Mar 9-17
Apr 21-May 12
May 4-12

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Transplant Seedlings dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!