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Planting Calendar for Elk Point, AB

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-seasons crops such as kale and lettuce do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 14 (at ELK POINT, AB climate station, elevation 1984 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 6-7
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jul 25
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 5
Jun 14
BasilFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jul 5-12
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jul 5-12
Jul 11
BeetsN/AFrost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 5
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 24
Jun 28
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
N/AMay 30
Bok ChoyFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Jul 26
BroccoliFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jun 20
Brussels SproutsFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
May 16
CabbageFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
May 9
CantaloupesFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 6-7
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
Frost Jun 21-28
Moon Jun 21
May 16
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 24-31
Jun 13
CauliflowerFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-21
N/AJun 13
CeleryFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21
Frost Jun 14
Moon Jun 14
Jun 13
ChivesFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 24-31
Frost May 24-31
Jun 27
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
Jul 5
CollardsFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Frost May 24-31
Jun 13
CucumbersFrost May 24-31
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Jun 13
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 7-28
Moon Jun 7-21
Jun 27
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
May 16
EggplantsFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
N/AJun 13
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jun 28
FennelFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost Jun 21-28
Moon Jun 21
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14-21
Jun 6
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 21-Jul 12
Moon Jun 21, Jul 6-12
Jun 13
Honeydew MelonsFrost May 24-31
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
May 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jun 28
KohlrabiFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost May 24-31
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jun 28
LeeksFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 6-7
N/AMay 9
LettuceFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost May 24-31
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jun 28
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost May 17-31
Moon May 17-23
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jul 5-12
Jun 13
OnionsN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 24-31
N/AMay 16
OreganoFrost Apr 5-May 3
Moon Apr 8-23
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21
N/AJun 13
ParsleyFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21
Frost May 17-Jun 21
Moon May 17-23, Jun 6-21
Jun 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 17-24
Moon May 24
May 16
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5-19
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jun 28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 24-31
Jun 13
PumpkinsFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 6-7
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
May 9
RadishesN/AN/AFrost May 17-24
Moon May 24
Jun 27
RosemaryFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-25
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
N/AJun 27
SageFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21
N/AJun 6
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 24-31
May 16
SpinachFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost May 24-31
Frost May 17-24
Moon May 17-23
Jun 28
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jul 5-12
Jun 6
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 4
May 9
Swiss ChardFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Frost May 24-Jun 14
Moon Jun 6-14
Jun 28
ThymeFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 8-19
Frost Jun 21-28
Moon Jun 21
N/AMay 30
TomatillosFrost May 3-17
Moon May 7-17
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jul 5-12
N/AJun 6
TomatoesFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-23
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
N/AMay 23
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 17-24
Moon May 24
Jul 25
WatermelonsFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 6-7
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Frost Jun 21-28
Moon Jun 21
May 23
Winter SquashFrost May 24-31
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
May 2
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost May 24-31
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21
Frost Jun 28-Jul 5
Moon Jul 5
Jun 20

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 22 (at ELK POINT, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Jul 4-Aug 8
Moon Jul 5-21
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon May 30-Jun 5, Jun 22-27
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Jun 13-Jul 4
Moon Jun 13-21
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost May 23-30
Moon May 23
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-21
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost May 2-16
Moon May 7-16
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost May 23-30
Moon May 23
Frost Jun 13-20
Moon Jun 13-20
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Jun 6-13
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost May 16-23
Moon May 16-23
Frost May 30-Jun 6
Moon Jun 6
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost May 30-Jun 27
Moon Jun 6-21
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 18-19
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-20
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-21
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Jun 20-Jul 11
Moon Jun 20-21, Jul 5-11
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Jun 20-Jul 11
Moon Jun 20-21, Jul 5-11
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-21
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Jul 11-25
Moon Jul 22-25
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Jul 4-25
Moon Jul 5-21
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Jun 20-Jul 4
Moon Jun 22-Jul 4
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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