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

Planting Calendar for Poplar, 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 May 29 (at WOLF POINT 29 ENE, MT climate station, elevation 2086 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
BasilFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-19
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15-18, Jun 4- 5
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 17-19
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 6- 8
CauliflowerFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 17-19
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 3
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
CucumbersFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jul 3
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 5-26
Moon Jun 17-26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 17-19
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost May 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 6-18
OreganoFrost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-19
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 8-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 12
Moon Jun 4-12
PumpkinsFrost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 6-18
RosemaryFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Jun 5-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
SageFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost May 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 20-Apr 17
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-19
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Jun 5-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 6-18
WatermelonsFrost May 1- 8
Moon May 1- 5
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 10
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 10
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 8 (at WOLF POINT 29 ENE, MT climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 26Frost June 19N/A
BroccoliFrost May 28Frost Jun 25N/A
CabbageFrost May 18Frost Jun 15N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 26
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
CauliflowerFrost May 28Frost Jun 25N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 17Frost June 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 26
EggplantsFrost Mar 26Frost June 26N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 10
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 15Frost June 19N/A
KaleFrost Jun 17Frost Jul 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 26
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 5
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 26
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 6Frost July 3N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
TomatoesFrost Mar 31Frost June 26N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 26
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 10