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

Planting Calendar for Hettinger, ND

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 Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 15 (at HETTINGER EXP STN, ND climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 2Frost June 17N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 2N/A
CabbageFrost May 25Frost Jun 22N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 24
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
CauliflowerFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 2N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 24Frost June 17N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 24
EggplantsFrost Apr 2Frost June 24N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 24
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
KaleFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 24
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 13Frost July 1N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
TomatoesFrost Apr 7Frost June 24N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 24
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 8
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 8

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 27 (at HETTINGER EXP STN, ND climate station, elevation 2703 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
BasilFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 16-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 3-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-29
CauliflowerFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 3-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-Jul 1
Moon Jun 10-14, Jun 28-Jul 1
CucumbersFrost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jul 1
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-24
Moon Jun 3-14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 3-14
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 6-13
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 10
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29, May 16-20
OreganoFrost Mar 18-Apr 15
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2-15
Frost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 16-27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-29
PumpkinsFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
RosemaryFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Jun 3-24
Moon Jun 3-14
N/A
SageFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 17-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 6-13
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 18-Apr 15
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2-15
Frost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Jun 3-24
Moon Jun 3-14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29, May 16-20
WatermelonsFrost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-Jul 8
Moon Jun 10-14, Jun 28-Jul 8
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-Jul 8
Moon Jun 10-14, Jun 28-Jul 8