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

Planting Calendar for Wessington Springs, 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 2 (at WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 19Frost Jun 14N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 21Frost Jul 19N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 11Frost Jul 9N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 4
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
CauliflowerFrost Jun 21Frost Jul 19N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 10Frost Jun 19N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
EggplantsFrost Apr 19Frost Jun 14N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 9Frost Jul 4N/A
KaleFrost Jul 11Frost Aug 8N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 3
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 30Frost June 10N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
TomatoesFrost Apr 24Frost Jun 19N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 4
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 4

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 6 (at WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD climate station, elevation 1715 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
BasilFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
CauliflowerFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
CucumbersFrost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 6-Jun 10
Moon May 6-15, May 30-Jun 10
EggplantsFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost Apr 22-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Feb 24-Mar 25
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29, May 16-20
PumpkinsFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 24-Mar 25
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 17
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 17
Moon May 30-Jun 14