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

Planting Calendar for Belle Fourche, SD

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 24 (at BELLE FOURCHE, SD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 11Frost Jun 6N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 13Frost Jul 11N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 1N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
CauliflowerFrost Jun 13Frost Jul 11N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 2Frost Jun 11N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 20
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
EggplantsFrost Apr 11Frost June 13N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 1Frost Jun 26N/A
KaleFrost Jul 3Frost Jul 31N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 13
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 22Frost June 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
TomatoesFrost Apr 16Frost June 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost June 27

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 16 (at BELLE FOURCHE, SD climate station, elevation 3021 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
BasilFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 16-23
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 18-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 17-25
CauliflowerFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-25
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 30
CornN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
CucumbersFrost Apr 18-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 2-30
Moon May 2-15, May 30
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18-29
OreganoFrost Mar 6-Apr 4
Moon Mar 6-18, Apr 1- 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-29, May 16
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 16-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6-18
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
SageFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 16-30
Moon May 30
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 15-20
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 6-Apr 4
Moon Mar 6-18, Apr 1- 4
Frost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 30-Jun 6
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 18-25
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 14