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

Planting Calendar for Metlakatla, 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 April 22 (at METLAKATLA 6 S, AK climate station, elevation 104 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
BasilFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 19-31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
CornN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 8-May 6
Moon Apr 8-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
OreganoFrost Feb 10-Mar 10
Moon Feb 10-16, Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-18, Apr 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Feb 24-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-18, Apr 1
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 16-27
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 10-Mar 10
Moon Feb 10-16, Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 6-Jun 3
Moon May 6-15, May 30-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 6-Jun 3
Moon May 6-15, May 30-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 18 (at METLAKATLA 6 S, AK climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Bell PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 26Frost Jul 5N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
EggplantsFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
KaleFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 16Frost Jun 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
TomatoesFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 20