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

Planting Calendar for Lake Andes, 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 7 (at PICKSTOWN, SD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 24Frost Jun 19N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 26Frost Jul 24N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 16Frost Jul 14N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 9
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
CauliflowerFrost Jun 26Frost Jul 24N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 15Frost Jun 24N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
EggplantsFrost Apr 24Frost Jun 19N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 14Frost Jul 9N/A
KaleFrost Jul 16Frost Aug 13N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 4
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 12
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 5Frost Jun 9N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
TomatoesFrost Apr 29Frost Jun 24N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 9
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 9

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 5 (at PICKSTOWN, SD climate station, elevation 1489 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