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Planting Calendar for Selawik, AK

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-season crops, such as kale and lettuce, do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 28 (at KALTAG AP, AK climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Jul 10-Aug 14
Moon Jul 10-21, Aug 4-14
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Jun 5-Jul 3
Moon Jun 5, Jun 22-Jul 3
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Jun 19-Jul 10
Moon Jun 19-21, Jul 5-10
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost May 29-Jun 5
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost May 8-22
Moon May 8-22
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost May 29-Jun 5
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Jun 12-19
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost May 22-29
Moon May 22-23
Frost Jun 5-12
Moon Jun 6-12
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Jun 5-Jul 3
Moon Jun 6-21
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost May 29-Jun 12
Moon Jun 6-12
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Sep 11-25
Moon Sep 18-25
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Jun 26-Jul 17
Moon Jul 5-17
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Jun 26-Jul 17
Moon Jul 5-17
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Jul 17-31
Moon Jul 22-31
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Jul 10-31
Moon Jul 10-21
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 4
N/A50Frost-tolerant

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 1 (at KALTAG AP, AK climate station, elevation 180 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost May 11-25
Moon May 11-23
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jul 31
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 24-Jun 1
Jun 1
BasilFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
Jul 17
BeetsN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 24-Jun 1
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 4-6
Jun 15
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
N/AJun 5
Bok ChoyFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Jul 13
BroccoliFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 18-23
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jun 26
Brussels SproutsFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 18-23
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
May 22
CabbageFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 18-23
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
May 15
CantaloupesFrost May 11-25
Moon May 11-23
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Frost Jun 8-15
Moon Jun 8-15
May 22
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-6
Jun 19
CauliflowerFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon Jun 6-8
N/AJun 12
CeleryFrost Mar 8-23
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
Frost Jun 1
Jun 19
ChivesFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Jul 3
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Jun 22
CollardsFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 18-23
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Jun 19
CucumbersFrost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Jun 19
DillN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 15
Moon Jun 6-15
Jul 3
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
May 22
EggplantsFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
N/AJun 19
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jun 15
FennelFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 8-15
Moon Jun 8-15
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Jun 12
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 8-21
Jun 19
Honeydew MelonsFrost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
May 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 18-23
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jun 15
KohlrabiFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jun 15
LeeksFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost May 11-25
Moon May 11-23
N/AMay 15
LettuceFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jun 15
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
Jun 19
OnionsN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-6
N/AMay 22
OreganoFrost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Mar 23-25, Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
N/AJun 19
ParsleyFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
Frost May 4-Jun 8
Moon May 7-23
Jun 12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 4-11
Moon May 4-6
May 22
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-Jul 4
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jun 15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-6
Jun 19
PumpkinsFrost May 11-25
Moon May 11-23
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
May 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost May 4-11
Moon May 4-6
Jul 3
RosemaryFrost Mar 8-23
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
N/AJul 3
SageFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
N/AJun 12
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-6
May 22
SpinachFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost May 4-11
Moon May 7-11
Jun 15
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
Jun 12
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 22-29
May 15
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 18-23
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 11-23
Jun 15
ThymeFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Jun 8-15
Moon Jun 8-15
N/AJun 5
TomatillosFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
N/AJun 12
TomatoesFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
N/AMay 29
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 4-11
Moon May 4-6
Jul 31
WatermelonsFrost May 11-25
Moon May 11-23
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Frost Jun 8-15
Moon Jun 8-15
May 29
Winter SquashFrost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
May 8
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-18
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
Frost Jun 15-22
Moon Jun 15-21
Jun 26
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