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

Planting Calendar for Fort McMurray, 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 15 (at FORT MCMURRAY A, AB climate station, elevation 1210 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
BasilFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost Jun 15-Jul 6
Moon Jun 28-Jul 6
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-22
Moon Jun 15-22
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 28-Jul 6
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 18-25
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 11-25
Moon May 16-25
CauliflowerFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 28-Jul 6
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 18-25
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 20
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
CucumbersFrost May 18-25
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-Jul 20
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
EggplantsFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 13
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 28-Jul 6
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
N/A
LettuceFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
Frost Jun 1-29
Moon Jun 1-14, Jun 28-29
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 18-29
OreganoFrost Apr 6-May 4
Moon Apr 6-16, Apr 30-May 4
Frost Jun 15-Jul 6
Moon Jun 28-Jul 6
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 25-29, Jun 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 4-15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 15-27
PumpkinsFrost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-29
RosemaryFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 22-Jul 13
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
SageFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 4-15
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6-20
Moon Jul 14-20
Swiss ChardFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 6-May 4
Moon Apr 6-16, Apr 30-May 4
Frost Jun 15-Jul 6
Moon Jun 28-Jul 6
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost Jun 22-Jul 13
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 18-29
WatermelonsFrost May 18-25
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 27
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 27
Moon Jun 29-Jul 13

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 26 (at FORT MCMURRAY A, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 12Frost July 6N/A
BroccoliFrost May 15Frost Jun 12N/A
CabbageFrost May 5Frost Jun 2N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
CauliflowerFrost May 15Frost Jun 12N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 3Frost July 6N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 20
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 13
EggplantsFrost Mar 12Frost July 13N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 2Frost July 6N/A
KaleFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 2N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 13
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost June 29
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 13
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 24Frost July 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
TomatoesFrost Mar 18Frost July 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 13
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 27