Planting Calendar for Orofino, ID

30% probability of frost free after April 29 (at DWORSHAK FISH HATCH, ID climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans May 6-27
May 6-18
Beets Apr 15-May 6
Apr 20-May 3
Broccoli Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Apr 8-29
Apr 8-19
Brussels Sprouts Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Apr 1-22
Apr 5-19
Cabbage Mar 3-18
Mar 6-18
Apr 1-15
Apr 5-15
Cantaloupe Apr 1- 8
Apr 5- 8
May 13-Jun 3
May 13-18, Jun 3
Carrots Mar 25-Apr 8
Mar 25-Apr 4
Cauliflower Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Apr 1-15
Apr 5-15
Celery Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
May 6-20
May 6-18
Collards Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Apr 1-22
Apr 5-19
Corn Apr 29-May 13
May 4-13
Cucumbers Apr 1- 8
Apr 5- 8
May 13-Jun 3
May 13-18, Jun 3
Eggplants Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
May 13-Jun 3
May 13-18, Jun 3
Kale Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Apr 1-22
Apr 5-19
Kohlrabi Apr 1-22
Apr 5-19
Leeks Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
Apr 1-22
Apr 5-19
Lettuce Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Apr 15-May 13
Apr 15-19, May 4-13
Okra May 13-27
May 13-18
Onions Apr 1-22
Apr 1- 4, Apr 20-22
Parsnips Apr 8-29
Apr 20-29
Peas Mar 18-Apr 8
Mar 18-20, Apr 5- 8
Peppers Feb 17-Mar 3
Feb 17-19
May 13-Jun 3
May 13-18, Jun 3
Potatoes Apr 22-May 13
Apr 22-May 3
Pumpkins Apr 1-15
Apr 5-15
May 13-Jun 3
May 13-18, Jun 3
Radishes Mar 3-25
Mar 3- 5, Mar 21-25
Spinach Mar 18-Apr 8
Mar 18-20, Apr 5- 8
Squash Apr 1-15
Apr 5-15
May 13-Jun 3
May 13-18, Jun 3
Sweet Potatoes Apr 1- 8
Apr 1- 4
May 13-Jun 3
May 19-Jun 2
Swiss Chard Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 18-20
Apr 8-15
Apr 8-15
Tomatoes Mar 3-18
Mar 6-18
May 6-27
May 6-18
Turnips Apr 1-22
Apr 1- 4, Apr 20-22
Watermelons Apr 1- 8
Apr 5- 8
May 13-Jun 3
May 13-18, Jun 3

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 Transplant Seedlings 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!