Planting Calendar for Pocatello, ID

30% probability of frost free after May 31 (at POCATELLO RGNL AP, ID climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
Beets May 17-Jun 7
May 19-Jun 2
Broccoli Apr 19-May 3
Apr 19
May 10-31
May 10-18
Brussels Sprouts Apr 19-May 3
Apr 19
May 3-24
May 4-18
Cabbage Apr 5-19
Apr 5-19
May 3-17
May 4-17
Cantaloupe May 3-10
May 4-10
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 14-17, Jul 2- 5
Carrots Apr 26-May 10
Apr 26-May 3
Cauliflower Apr 19-May 3
Apr 19
May 3-17
May 4-17
Celery Mar 22-Apr 5
Apr 5
Jun 7-21
Jun 7-17
Collards Apr 19-May 3
Apr 19
May 3-24
May 4-18
Corn May 31-Jun 14
Jun 3-14
Cucumbers May 3-10
May 4-10
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 14-17, Jul 2- 5
Eggplants Mar 22-Apr 5
Apr 5
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 14-17, Jul 2- 5
Kale Apr 19-May 3
Apr 19
May 3-24
May 4-18
Kohlrabi May 3-24
May 4-18
Leeks Mar 22-Apr 5
Apr 5
May 3-24
May 4-18
Lettuce Apr 19-May 3
Apr 19
May 17-Jun 14
May 17-18, Jun 3-14
Okra Jun 14-28
Jun 14-17
Onions May 3-24
May 3, May 19-24
Parsnips May 10-31
May 19-31
Peas Apr 19-May 10
Apr 19, May 4-10
Peppers Mar 22-Apr 5
Apr 5
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 14-17, Jul 2- 5
Potatoes May 24-Jun 14
May 24-Jun 2
Pumpkins May 3-17
May 4-17
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 14-17, Jul 2- 5
Radishes Apr 5-26
Apr 20-26
Spinach Apr 19-May 10
Apr 19, May 4-10
Squash May 3-17
May 4-17
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 14-17, Jul 2- 5
Sweet Potatoes May 3-10
May 3
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 18-Jul 1
Swiss Chard Apr 19-May 3
Apr 19
May 10-17
May 10-17
Tomatoes Apr 5-19
Apr 5-19
Jun 7-28
Jun 7-17
Turnips May 3-24
May 3, May 19-24
Watermelons May 3-10
May 4-10
Jun 14-Jul 5
Jun 14-17, Jul 2- 5

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!