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

Planting Calendar for Lemmon, 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 25 (at LEMMON, SD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 12Frost Jun 7N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 14Frost Jul 12N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 2N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
CauliflowerFrost Jun 14Frost Jul 12N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 3Frost Jun 12N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 19
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
EggplantsFrost Apr 12Frost June 12N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
KaleFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 12
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 23Frost June 19N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
TomatoesFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 12N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 27

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 15 (at LEMMON, SD climate station, elevation 2565 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1-15
BasilFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 16-22
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 17-24
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 17-24
CauliflowerFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-24
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 19
Moon May 30-Jun 14
CucumbersFrost Apr 17-24
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 19
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost Apr 24-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost May 1-29
Moon May 1-15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Mar 5-Apr 3
Moon Mar 5-18, Apr 1- 3
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 16-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 20-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5-18
Frost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
SageFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 15-19
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3-16
Frost Apr 24-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 5-Apr 3
Moon Mar 5-18, Apr 1- 3
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Apr 1- 3
Frost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 17-24
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 26
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 26
Moon May 30-Jun 14