Planting Calendar for Juneau, AK

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 27 (at JUNEAU DWTN, AK climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A May 4-25
May 4-18
BeetsN/AN/A Apr 13-May 4
Apr 20-May 3
Bell Peppers Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
N/A
Broccoli Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 6-27
Apr 6-19
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
N/A
Cabbage Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
N/A
Cantaloupes Mar 30-Apr 6
Apr 5- 6
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Mar 23-Apr 6
Mar 23-Apr 4
Cauliflower Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
N/A
Celery Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
May 4-18
May 4-18
N/A
Collards Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
N/A
CornN/AN/A Apr 27-May 11
May 4-11
Cucumbers Mar 30-Apr 6
Apr 5- 6
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
N/A
Eggplants Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
N/A
Lettuce Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 13-May 11
Apr 13-19, May 4-11
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
Leeks Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
N/A
OkraN/AN/A May 11-25
May 11-18
OnionsN/AN/A Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 4, Apr 20
ParsnipsN/AN/A Apr 6-27
Apr 20-27
PeasN/AN/A Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
PotatoesN/AN/A Apr 20-May 11
Apr 20-May 3
Pumpkins Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Mar 1-23
Mar 1- 5, Mar 21-23
SpinachN/AN/A Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Squash (Zucchini) Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Mar 30-Apr 6
Mar 30-Apr 4
May 11-Jun 1
May 19-Jun 1
N/A
Swiss Chard Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 6-13
Apr 6-13
N/A
Tomatoes Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
May 4-25
May 4-18
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 4, Apr 20
Watermelons Mar 30-Apr 6
Apr 5- 6
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
N/A

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 Plant Seedlings or Transplants 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!