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

Planting Calendar for Calmar, 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 4 (at CALMAR, AB climate station, elevation 2362 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
BasilFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Jun 4-25
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 21-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Jun 11-25
Moon Jun 11-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 7-14
Moon May 7-14
Frost Jun 18-Jul 2
Moon Jun 28-Jul 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 14
CauliflowerFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Jun 11-25
Moon Jun 11-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 7-14
Moon May 7-14
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 18-Jul 9
Moon Jun 28-Jul 9
CucumbersFrost May 7-14
Moon May 7-14
Frost Jun 18-Jul 2
Moon Jun 28-Jul 2
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 4-Jul 9
Moon Jun 4-14, Jun 28-Jul 9
EggplantsFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Jun 18-Jul 2
Moon Jun 28-Jul 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 11-Jul 2
Moon Jun 11-14, Jun 28-Jul 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Jun 11-25
Moon Jun 11-14
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
Frost May 14-21
Moon May 14-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
Frost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 18-Jul 2
Moon Jun 28-Jul 2
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 16-28
OreganoFrost Mar 26-Apr 23
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 4-25
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 16-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 28-Jun 18
Moon May 28-29, Jun 15-18
PumpkinsFrost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
Frost Jun 18-Jul 2
Moon Jun 28-Jul 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
RosemaryFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Jun 11-Jul 2
Moon Jun 11-14, Jun 28-Jul 2
N/A
SageFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Jun 4-18
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 25-Jul 9
Moon Jun 25-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
Frost May 14-21
Moon May 14-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 26-Apr 23
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 4-25
Moon Jun 4-14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost Jun 11-Jul 2
Moon Jun 11-14, Jun 28-Jul 2
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 16-28
WatermelonsFrost May 7-14
Moon May 7-14
Frost Jun 18-Jul 2
Moon Jun 28-Jul 2
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 18-Jul 16
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 18-Jul 16
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 3 (at CALMAR, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 21Frost June 25N/A
BroccoliFrost May 23Frost Jun 20N/A
CabbageFrost May 13Frost Jun 10N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 2
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
CauliflowerFrost May 23Frost Jun 20N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 11Frost June 25N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 9
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 2
EggplantsFrost Mar 21Frost July 2N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 2
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 10Frost June 25N/A
KaleFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 10N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 4
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 1Frost July 9N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
TomatoesFrost Mar 26Frost July 2N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 2
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 16