Planting Calendar for Payette, ID

30% probability of frost free after May 5 (at PAYETTE, ID climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans May 12-Jun 2
May 12-18
Beets Apr 21-May 12
Apr 21-May 3
Broccoli Mar 24-Apr 7
Apr 5- 7
Apr 14-May 5
Apr 14-19, May 4- 5
Brussels Sprouts Mar 24-Apr 7
Apr 5- 7
Apr 7-28
Apr 7-19
Cabbage Mar 9-24
Mar 9-20
Apr 7-21
Apr 7-19
Cantaloupe Apr 7-14
Apr 7-14
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
Carrots Mar 31-Apr 14
Mar 31-Apr 4
Cauliflower Mar 24-Apr 7
Apr 5- 7
Apr 7-21
Apr 7-19
Celery Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
May 12-26
May 12-18
Collards Mar 24-Apr 7
Apr 5- 7
Apr 7-28
Apr 7-19
Corn May 5-19
May 5-18
Cucumbers Apr 7-14
Apr 7-14
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
Eggplants Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
Kale Mar 24-Apr 7
Apr 5- 7
Apr 7-28
Apr 7-19
Kohlrabi Apr 7-28
Apr 7-19
Leeks Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
Apr 7-28
Apr 7-19
Lettuce Mar 24-Apr 7
Apr 5- 7
Apr 21-May 19
May 4-18
Okra May 19-Jun 2
Onions Apr 7-28
Apr 20-28
Parsnips Apr 14-May 5
Apr 20-May 3
Peas Mar 24-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Peppers Feb 23-Mar 9
Mar 6- 9
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
Potatoes Apr 28-May 19
Apr 28-May 3, May 19
Pumpkins Apr 7-21
Apr 7-19
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
Radishes Mar 9-31
Mar 21-31
Spinach Mar 24-Apr 14
Apr 5-14
Squash Apr 7-21
Apr 7-19
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9
Sweet Potatoes Apr 7-14
May 19-Jun 9
May 19-Jun 2
Swiss Chard Mar 24-Apr 7
Apr 5- 7
Apr 14-21
Apr 14-19
Tomatoes Mar 9-24
Mar 9-20
May 12-Jun 2
May 12-18
Turnips Apr 7-28
Apr 20-28
Watermelons Apr 7-14
Apr 7-14
May 19-Jun 9
Jun 3- 9

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!