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

Planting Calendar for Ester, 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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 29 (at ESTER, AK climate station, elevation 656 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 15
BasilFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 16-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 5-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 8
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 24-29
CauliflowerFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 5-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 8
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 3
Moon Jun 12-14, Jun 28-Jul 3
CucumbersFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 8
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jul 3
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 5-26
Moon Jun 5-14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 5-14
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
Frost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 12
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 16-22
OreganoFrost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 16-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 22-29
PumpkinsFrost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 17-24
RosemaryFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Jun 5-26
Moon Jun 5-14
N/A
SageFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost Jun 5-26
Moon Jun 5-14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 16-22
WatermelonsFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 8
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 10
Moon Jun 12-14, Jun 28-Jul 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 10
Moon Jun 12-14, Jun 28-Jul 10

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 27 (at ESTER, AK climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 14Frost June 19N/A
BroccoliFrost May 16Frost Jun 13N/A
CabbageFrost May 6Frost Jun 3N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 26
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
CauliflowerFrost May 16Frost Jun 13N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 4Frost June 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 26
EggplantsFrost Mar 14Frost June 26N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 3Frost June 19N/A
KaleFrost Jun 5Frost Jul 3N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 13
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 26
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 2
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 25Frost July 3N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
TomatoesFrost Mar 19Frost June 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 26
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 10