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Planting Calendar for Sterling, KS

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 22 (at STERLING, KS climate station, elevation 1637 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
BasilFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-18
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25-Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-20
CauliflowerFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25-Apr 1
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
CucumbersFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25-Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 27
Moon Apr 22-May 5, May 19-27
EggplantsFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Jan 27-Feb 5
Frost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-25
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Frost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Frost Apr 8-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 6-15
OreganoFrost Feb 10-Mar 10
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-18, May 6
PumpkinsFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Mar 8-18
RosemaryFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 20-24
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
SageFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 21-25
Frost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 10-Mar 10
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-May 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Feb 24-Mar 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 6-15
WatermelonsFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Mar 25-Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 6-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 6-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 19 (at STERLING, KS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
Bell PeppersFrost May 6Frost Jul 1N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 8Frost Aug 5N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
CauliflowerFrost Jul 8Frost Aug 5N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 27Frost Jul 6N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
EggplantsFrost May 6Frost Jul 1N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 20
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 26Frost Jul 21N/A
KaleFrost Jul 28Frost Aug 25N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 1
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 17Frost Jun 21N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
TomatoesFrost May 11Frost Jul 6N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 21