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

Planting Calendar for Fort Thompson, 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 October 1 (at LAKE SHARPE PRJ, SD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 18Frost Jun 13N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 10Frost Jul 8N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 8
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
CauliflowerFrost Jun 20Frost Jul 18N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 9Frost Jun 18N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
EggplantsFrost Apr 18Frost Jun 13N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
KaleFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 29Frost June 15N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
TomatoesFrost Apr 23Frost Jun 18N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 8
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 22
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 3

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 11 (at LAKE SHARPE PRJ, SD climate station, elevation 1459 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
BasilFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 11-15, May 30-Jun 1
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 27-29, May 16-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 13-20
Moon Apr 13-16
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 17-20
CauliflowerFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-20
Moon Apr 13-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 11-25
Moon May 11-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 30-Jun 14
CucumbersFrost Apr 13-20
Moon Apr 13-16
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 11-Jun 15
Moon May 11-15, May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
Frost Apr 20-27
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
Frost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Mar 1-30
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 11-15, May 30-Jun 1
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 16-25
PumpkinsFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
SageFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost May 11-25
Moon May 11-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 15
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
Frost Apr 20-27
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 1-30
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 11-15, May 30-Jun 1
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 13-20
Moon Apr 13-16
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 22
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 22
Moon May 30-Jun 14