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

Planting Calendar for Big Lake, AK

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 September 1 (at WHITES CROSSING, AK climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 19Frost June 23N/A
BroccoliFrost May 21Frost Jun 18N/A
CabbageFrost May 11Frost Jun 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 30
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CauliflowerFrost May 21Frost Jun 18N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 9Frost June 23N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 30
EggplantsFrost Mar 19Frost June 30N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 8Frost June 23N/A
KaleFrost Jun 10Frost Jul 8N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 30
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 2
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 30
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 30Frost July 7N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
TomatoesFrost Mar 24Frost June 30N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 30
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 14

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 2 (at WHITES CROSSING, AK climate station, elevation 269 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
BasilFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2-14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 19-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 9-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5-12
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 28-30
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-29
CauliflowerFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 9-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5-12
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2-14
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 7
Moon Jun 28-Jul 7
CucumbersFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5-12
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 28-30
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-Jul 7
Moon Jun 2-14, Jun 28-Jul 7
EggplantsFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 28-30
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 9-14, Jun 28-30
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 9-14
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
Frost May 19-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 28-30
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 16-26
OreganoFrost Mar 24-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2-14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 16-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-29, Jun 15-16
PumpkinsFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 28-30
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
RosemaryFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 9-14, Jun 28-30
N/A
SageFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2-14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jun 23-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
Frost May 12-19
Moon May 12-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 24-Apr 21
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2-14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
Frost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 9-14, Jun 28-30
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 16-26
WatermelonsFrost May 5-12
Moon May 5-12
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 28-30
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 14
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 14
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13