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2022 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Calendar for Browning, MT

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 June 17 (at E GLACIER, MT climate station, elevation 4806 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 3
BasilFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-24
Moon Jun 4-16
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 24-Jul 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 20-27
Moon May 20-27
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1- 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-18
CauliflowerFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 24-Jul 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 20-27
Moon May 20-27
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 17-Jul 1
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-22
Moon Jul 1- 3, Jul 17-22
CucumbersFrost May 20-27
Moon May 20-27
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1- 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 17-Jul 22
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1- 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 24-Jul 15
Moon Jun 24-Jul 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 24-Jul 3
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
Frost May 27-Jun 3
Moon May 27-Jun 3
N/A
LettuceFrost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
Frost Jun 3-Jul 1
Moon Jun 3, Jun 18-Jul 1
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1- 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon Jun 4-10
OreganoFrost Apr 8-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-Jun 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 17
Moon Jun 4-16
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-Jul 1
Moon Jun 10-16
PumpkinsFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-Jun 3
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1- 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon May 6-13
RosemaryFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost Jun 24-Jul 15
Moon Jun 24-Jul 3
N/A
SageFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 17-Jul 1
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 8-16
Swiss ChardFrost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
Frost May 27-Jun 3
Moon May 27-Jun 3
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 8-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost Jun 24-Jul 15
Moon Jun 24-Jul 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon Jun 4-10
WatermelonsFrost May 20-27
Moon May 20-27
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1- 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-29
Moon Jul 1- 3, Jul 17-29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-29
Moon Jul 1- 3, Jul 17-29

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 31 (at E GLACIER, MT climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 18Frost July 8N/A
BroccoliFrost May 20Frost Jun 17N/A
CabbageFrost May 10Frost Jun 7N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CauliflowerFrost May 20Frost Jun 17N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 8Frost July 8N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 18Frost July 15N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 2
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 7Frost July 8N/A
KaleFrost Jun 9Frost Jul 7N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 17
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost July 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 29Frost July 22N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
TomatoesFrost Mar 23Frost July 15N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 15
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 29