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South Dakota: Vegetable Planting Calendar

South Dakota Zone Hardiness Map

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time. 

South Dakota is in USDA plant hardiness zones 3-5.

South Dakota Last & First Frost Dates
CityLast Frost DateFirst Frost Date
Aberdeen5/79/25
Brookings5/139/22
Rapid City5/129/22
Sioux Falls5/29/29
Watertown5/189/21
*Based on statistics there is a 10% chance that frost will occur before or after these dates. Watch your local weather for more accurate dates.

South Dakota on average has approximately 135 days between the last and first frost. Follow the planting schedules below for when to plant tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables. 
 
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Zone 3 Planting Schedule
Zone 3 South Dakota Planting Schedule

Zone 4 Planting Schedule
Zone 4 South Dakota Planting Schedule

Zone 5 Planting Schedule
Zone 5 South Dakota Planting Schedule