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

Planting Calendar for Elk Point, 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 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 Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
BasilFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jun 14-Jul 5
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 21
Moon Jun 15-21
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 28-Jul 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 17-24
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 10-24
Moon May 16-24
CauliflowerFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 28-Jul 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 17-24
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 19
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
CucumbersFrost May 17-24
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-Jul 19
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 13
EggplantsFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 21-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 28-Jul 5
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost May 24-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
LettuceFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost May 31-Jun 28
Moon May 31-Jun 14, Jun 28
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 17-29
OreganoFrost Apr 5-May 3
Moon Apr 5-16, Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jun 14-Jul 5
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 14
Moon May 24-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 7-28
Moon Jun 15-27
PumpkinsFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon May 30-Jun 7
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 19-29
RosemaryFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Jun 21-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
SageFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 5-19
Moon Jul 14-19
Swiss ChardFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
Frost May 24-31
Moon May 30-31
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 5-May 3
Moon Apr 5-16, Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jun 14-Jul 5
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost Jun 21-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 17-29
WatermelonsFrost May 17-24
Frost Jun 28-Jul 12
Moon Jun 28-Jul 12
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 26
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 28-Jul 26
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13

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
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 8Frost July 5N/A
BroccoliFrost May 11Frost Jun 8N/A
CabbageFrost May 1Frost May 31N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
CauliflowerFrost May 11Frost Jun 8N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 27Frost July 5N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 19
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 12
EggplantsFrost Mar 8Frost July 12N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 29Frost July 5N/A
KaleFrost May 31Frost Jun 28N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 3
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 14
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost June 28
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 12
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jul 28
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 20Frost July 19N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
TomatoesFrost Mar 14Frost July 12N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 26
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 26