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

Planting Calendar for Kimball, 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 ACADEMY 2NE, 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 Jun 3
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 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 27
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 29Frost June 9N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
TomatoesFrost Apr 23Frost Jun 18N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 3
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 3

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 5 (at ACADEMY 2NE, SD climate station, elevation 1679 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 30-May 5
BasilFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 31-Apr 14
Moon Mar 31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 30-Jun 9
CucumbersFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 5-Jun 9
Moon May 5-15, May 30-Jun 9
EggplantsFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 7-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 14-21
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 21-May 19
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
OreganoFrost Feb 23-Mar 24
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 7-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-May 5
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-29, May 16-19
PumpkinsFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 9-31
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Mar 2- 9
Frost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
N/A
SageFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 5-19
Moon May 5-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 1-14
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Apr 1- 7
Frost Apr 14-21
Moon Apr 14-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 23-Mar 24
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 5-26
Moon May 5-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 9-18
Frost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 17-28
WatermelonsFrost Apr 7-14
Moon Apr 7-14
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14