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

Planting Calendar for Chadron, NE

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 22 (at CHADRON 3SW, NE climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 9Frost June 11N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 11Frost Jul 9N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 1Frost Jun 29N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 18
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
CauliflowerFrost Jun 11Frost Jul 9N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 31Frost June 11N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 25
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
EggplantsFrost Apr 9Frost June 18N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
KaleFrost Jul 1Frost Jul 29N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 18
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 20Frost June 25N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
TomatoesFrost Apr 14Frost June 18N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 18
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 2

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 21 (at CHADRON 3SW, NE climate station, elevation 3382 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
BasilFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 16-28
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 17-29
CauliflowerFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-25
Moon Jun 4-14
CucumbersFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 25
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 28-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Apr 30-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
OreganoFrost Mar 11-Apr 9
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon May 16-21
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 16-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 28-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
SageFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 11-25
Moon Jun 15-25
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Apr 30-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 11-Apr 9
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 9
Frost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost May 28-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 23-30
Moon Apr 30
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-Jul 2
Moon Jun 4-14, Jun 28-Jul 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-Jul 2
Moon Jun 4-14, Jun 28-Jul 2