Planting Calendar

Planting Calendar

Download a printable Planting Calendar here.

  • Planting Dates based on Average Last Frost (ALF) date for your area for Spring and Summer planting and on Average First Frost (AFF) for fall planting.
  • To find the first and last frost dates for your area, click here.
  • The planting dates below are for seeds unless otherwise indicated.
Seed ALF AFF
Arugula 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Asparagus – perennial (plants) 2 weeks before ALF thru 1 week after ALF N/A
Bean, Bush ALF thru 4 weeks after ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 9.5 weeks before AFF
Bean, Lima 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Bean, Pole 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Beet 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 9.5 weeks before AFF
Broccoli (plants) 3 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 9.5 weeks before AFF
Brussels Sprouts (plants) 3 weeks before ALF thru ALF N/A
Cabbage (plants) 3 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 10 weeks before AFF
Cantaloupe 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Carrot 4 weeks before ALF thru 1 week before ALF 12.5 weeks before AFF thru 10 weeks before AFF
Cauliflower (plants) 3 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 10 weeks before AFF
Collards (seeds or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Corn 1.5 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Cucumber 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Eggplant (plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Ground Cherry (seeds or plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Kale (seeds or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 4 weeks before AFF
Kohlrabi 3 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 10 weeks before AFF
Kohlrabi 3 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 10 weeks before AFF
Lettuce, Head (seeds or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Lettuce, Leaf (seeds or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Mustard Greens 4 weeks before ALF thru 2 weeks after ALF 10 weeks before AFF thru 6 weeks before AFF
Okra 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Onion, for Bulb (sets or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF N/A
Onion, for Green Onion (sets) 4 weeks before ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Peanut 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Pea, Green (Snap, Snow, English) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 10 weeks before AFF
Pea, Southern 1.5 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Pepper (plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Pepper (plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Potato (seed potatoes) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF N/A
Pumpkin 2 weeks after ALF thru 8 weeks after ALF N/A
Radish 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Spinach 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Squash, Summer 12 weeks before AFF thru 9.5 weeks before AFF 2 weeks after ALF thru 8 weeks after ALF
Squash, Winter 2 weeks after ALF thru 8 weeks after ALF N/A
Sweet Potato (plants) 3 weeks after ALF thru 7 weeks after ALF N/A
Swiss Chard 4 weeks before ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF 13 weeks before AFF thru 6 weeks before AFF
Tatsoi 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 11 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Tomatillo (seeds or plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Tomato (plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Turnip 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 9 weeks before AFF
Watermelon 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A

Herbs, Flowers and Just for Fun!

Basil (seeds or plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Chives (seeds or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru 2 weeks after ALF N/A
Cilantro/Coriander (seeds or plants) 3 weeks before ALF thru ALF 9 weeks before AFF thru 5 weeks before AFF
Dill (seeds or plants) 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
French Sorrel (seeds or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF N/A
Oregano (plants) 1 week after ALF thru 7 weeks after ALF N/A
Parsley (seeds or plants) 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 13 weeks before AFF thru 9 weeks before AFF
Rosemary (plants) 3 weeks before ALF thru 3 weeks after ALF N/A
Sage (plants) 3 weeks before ALF thru 3 weeks after ALF N/A
Savory (plants) ALF thru 7 weeks after ALF N/A
Thyme (plants) ALF thru 7 weeks after ALF N/A
Cosmos 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Daisy (perennial) ALF thru 4 weeks after ALF N/A
Dames Rocket 4 weeks before ALF thru ALF 12 weeks before AFF thru 8 weeks before AFF
Four O’Clocks 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Marigold 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Nasturtium 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Sunflower 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Zinnia 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Gourds 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A
Cotton 2 weeks after ALF thru 5 weeks after ALF N/A