Planting Calendar for Wainwright, AK

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 12 (at KOTZEBUE RALPH WEIN AP, AK climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A Jun 19-Jul 10
Jul 2-10
BeetsN/AN/A May 29-Jun 19
May 29-Jun 2, Jun 18-19
Bell Peppers Apr 3-17
Apr 5-17
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jul 2-16
N/A
Broccoli May 1-15
May 4-15
May 22-Jun 12
Jun 3-12
N/A
Brussels Sprouts May 1-15
May 4-15
May 15-Jun 5
May 15-18, Jun 3- 5
N/A
Cabbage Apr 17-May 1
Apr 17-19
May 15-29
May 15-18
N/A
Cantaloupes May 15-22
May 15-18
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jul 2-16
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A May 8-22
May 19-22
Cauliflower May 1-15
May 4-15
May 15-29
May 15-18
N/A
Celery Apr 3-17
Apr 5-17
Jun 19-Jul 3
Jul 2- 3
N/A
Collards May 1-15
May 4-15
May 15-Jun 5
May 15-18, Jun 3- 5
N/A
CornN/AN/A Jun 12-26
Jun 12-17
Cucumbers May 15-22
May 15-18
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jul 2-16
N/A
Eggplants Apr 3-17
Apr 5-17
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jul 2-16
N/A
Lettuce May 1-15
May 4-15
May 29-Jun 26
Jun 3-17
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A May 15-Jun 5
May 15-18, Jun 3- 5
Leeks Apr 3-17
Apr 5-17
May 15-Jun 5
May 15-18, Jun 3- 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/A Jun 26-Jul 10
Jul 2-10
OnionsN/AN/A May 15-Jun 5
May 19-Jun 2
ParsnipsN/AN/A May 22-Jun 12
May 22-Jun 2
PeasN/AN/A May 1-22
May 4-18
PotatoesN/AN/A Jun 5-26
Jun 18-26
Pumpkins May 15-29
May 15-18
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jul 2-16
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Apr 17-May 8
Apr 20-May 3
SpinachN/AN/A May 1-22
May 4-18
Squash (Zucchini) May 15-29
May 15-18
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jul 2-16
N/A
Sweet Potatoes May 15-22
May 19-22
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jun 26-Jul 1, Jul 17
N/A
Swiss Chard May 1-15
May 4-15
May 22-29
N/A
Tomatoes Apr 17-May 1
Apr 17-19
Jun 19-Jul 10
Jul 2-10
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A May 15-Jun 5
May 19-Jun 2
Watermelons May 15-22
May 15-18
Jun 26-Jul 17
Jul 2-16
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!