Planting Calendar for Wendell, ID

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 9 (at BUHL #2, ID climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A May 16-Jun 6
May 22-Jun 5
BeetsN/AN/A Apr 25-May 16
May 8-16
Bell Peppers Feb 28-Mar 14
Feb 28-Mar 9
May 23-Jun 13
May 23-Jun 5
N/A
Broccoli Mar 28-Apr 11
Mar 28-Apr 7
Apr 18-May 9
Apr 22-May 7
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Mar 28-Apr 11
Mar 28-Apr 7
Apr 11-May 2
Apr 22-May 2
N/A
Cabbage Mar 14-28
Mar 24-28
Apr 11-25
Apr 22-25
N/A
Cantaloupes Apr 11-18
May 23-Jun 13
May 23-Jun 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Apr 4-18
Apr 8-18
Cauliflower Mar 28-Apr 11
Mar 28-Apr 7
Apr 11-25
Apr 22-25
N/A
Celery Feb 28-Mar 14
Feb 28-Mar 9
May 16-30
May 22-30
N/A
Collards Mar 28-Apr 11
Mar 28-Apr 7
Apr 11-May 2
Apr 22-May 2
N/A
CornN/AN/A May 9-23
May 22-23
Cucumbers Apr 11-18
May 23-Jun 13
May 23-Jun 5
N/A
Eggplants Feb 28-Mar 14
Feb 28-Mar 9
May 23-Jun 13
May 23-Jun 5
N/A
Lettuce Mar 28-Apr 11
Mar 28-Apr 7
Apr 25-May 23
Apr 25-May 7, May 22-23
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Apr 11-May 2
Apr 22-May 2
Leeks Feb 28-Mar 14
Feb 28-Mar 9
Apr 11-May 2
Apr 22-May 2
N/A
OkraN/AN/A May 23-Jun 6
May 23-Jun 5
OnionsN/AN/A Apr 11-May 2
Apr 11-21
ParsnipsN/AN/A Apr 18-May 9
Apr 18-21, May 8- 9
PeasN/AN/A Mar 28-Apr 18
Mar 28-Apr 7
PotatoesN/AN/A May 2-23
May 8-21
Pumpkins Apr 11-25
Apr 22-25
May 23-Jun 13
May 23-Jun 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Mar 14-Apr 4
Mar 14-23
SpinachN/AN/A Mar 28-Apr 18
Mar 28-Apr 7
Squash (Zucchini) Apr 11-25
Apr 22-25
May 23-Jun 13
May 23-Jun 5
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Apr 11-18
Apr 11-18
May 23-Jun 13
Jun 6-13
N/A
Swiss Chard Mar 28-Apr 11
Mar 28-Apr 7
Apr 18-25
Apr 22-25
N/A
Tomatoes Mar 14-28
Mar 24-28
May 16-Jun 6
May 22-Jun 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Apr 11-May 2
Apr 11-21
Watermelons Apr 11-18
May 23-Jun 13
May 23-Jun 5
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!