Calculating Your Fall Planting Schedule

Down below you will find a couple planting calculators that you can use to calculate when to plant certain veggies for them to be ready to harvest during the winter. But, in order to calculate the dates specific to your region you'll need your average first frost date. Here's a resource to find that:

Calculate Your Average First and Last Frost Dates
(Old Farmer's Almanac)

And now for the fall planting calculators:

Fall Planting Calculator – Johnny’s Selected Seeds
(simple but effective)

Fall Planting Calculator – Seeds for Generations
(requires opt-in but is a bit more detailed)

Digging Deeper

Learn more about timing for your fall garden:

It's all About Timing

Join the Discussion


  • Leisa Marie Mounts

    Reply Reply August 26, 2019

    None of the links cover GARLIC, Not pointing out because I need the info, but pointing out for those who do need to know the dates! Thanks for everything y’all are doing, it is super helpful!

    • Paul

      Reply Reply August 30, 2019

      Gotcha! Thanks for pointing that out Leisa!

  • Jane Elizabeth Brakhage

    Reply Reply October 20, 2022

    Yes! Information on garlic is what I am looking for! Please. I’m loving the site so far!


    Reply Reply October 23, 2022

    Note that garlic is not included in our planting chart. It’s a popular fall crop, but the dates vary wildly based on location and it’s really best to gauge garlic planting dates with a soil thermometer. When the soil temperature is 60°F (15.6°C) at a depth of 4 inches, then plant your garlic. We’d advise checking our Garlic Growing Guide for more information.

  • T

    Reply Reply January 18, 2023

    So I am planting fruit trees. But there’s nothing on the site for that?

  • randy

    Reply Reply March 16, 2023

    recently saw a YouTube video on getting garlic from supermarket and sprouting the bulbs. it looked valid but i know there are messages against regrowing produce from the store. some of it is valid. if i follow this hack will i need to overwinter this garlic like i do with sets in Northern Illinois? will shallots work the same way?

  • Veda Campbell

    Reply Reply September 23, 2023

    Noticing that there are questions and comments but noone has responded tto any of them……why? Some of these questions were asked years ago. Interesting…..

  • Melissa S.

    Reply Reply January 27, 2024

    Johnny’s fall planting calculator won’t open. I was able to pull it directly from their site.

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