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Planting Calendar for Banff, AB

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 Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 23 (at BANFF, AB climate station, elevation 4537 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 9-14
BasilFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost Jun 23-Jul 14
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-30
Moon Jun 15-27
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 13
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 30-Jun 9
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 26-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
Frost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 7-13
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-29
CauliflowerFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 13
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jun 28-Jul 7
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 7-28
Moon Jul 7-13, Jul 28
CucumbersFrost May 26-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
Frost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 7-13
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 23-Jul 28
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
EggplantsFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 7-13
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 30-Jul 21
Moon Jun 30-Jul 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 13
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
Frost Jun 2- 9
Moon Jun 2- 9
N/A
LettuceFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
Frost Jun 9-Jul 7
Moon Jun 9-14, Jun 28-Jul 7
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 7-13
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-29, Jun 15-16
OreganoFrost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12
Frost Jun 23-Jul 14
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 30-Jun 9
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 15-23
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 7
Moon Jun 16-27
PumpkinsFrost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2-14
Frost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 7-13
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-29, May 16-19
RosemaryFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-16
Frost Jun 30-Jul 21
Moon Jun 30-Jul 13
N/A
SageFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jun 28-Jul 7
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-15, May 30-Jun 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 14-28
Moon Jul 14-27
Swiss ChardFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-15
Frost Jun 2- 9
Moon Jun 2- 9
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 14-May 12
Moon Apr 14-16, Apr 30-May 12
Frost Jun 23-Jul 14
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 30-May 12
Frost Jun 30-Jul 21
Moon Jun 30-Jul 13
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-29, Jun 15-16
WatermelonsFrost May 26-Jun 2
Moon May 30-Jun 2
Frost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 7-13
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 7-Aug 4
Moon Jul 7-13, Jul 28-Aug 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 7-Aug 4
Moon Jul 7-13, Jul 28-Aug 4

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 19 (at BANFF, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 5Frost July 14N/A
BroccoliFrost May 8Frost June 16N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 28Frost June 9N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 21
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
CauliflowerFrost May 8Frost June 16N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 24Frost July 14N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 28
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 21
EggplantsFrost Mar 5Frost July 21N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 21
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 26Frost July 14N/A
KaleFrost May 28Frost Jun 25N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 21
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost July 7
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 21
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 17Frost July 28N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
TomatoesFrost Mar 10Frost July 21N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 21
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost August 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost August 4