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

Planting Calendar for Irricana, 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 May 30 (at OLDS, AB climate station, elevation 3412 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 30
BasilFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 16-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 9
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-29
CauliflowerFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 9
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-Jul 4
Moon Jun 13-14, Jun 28-Jul 4
CucumbersFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 9
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jul 4
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 6-14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
Frost May 9-16
Moon May 9-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
Frost May 16-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 16-23
OreganoFrost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 16-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-29
PumpkinsFrost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
RosemaryFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
SageFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 13
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20-Jul 4
Moon Jun 20-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
Frost May 9-16
Moon May 9-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 6-14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 16-23
WatermelonsFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 9
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-Jul 11
Moon Jun 13-14, Jun 28-Jul 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-Jul 11
Moon Jun 13-14, Jun 28-Jul 11

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 9 (at OLDS, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 27Frost June 20N/A
BroccoliFrost May 29Frost Jun 26N/A
CabbageFrost May 19Frost Jun 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 27
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
CauliflowerFrost May 29Frost Jun 26N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 18Frost June 20N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 4
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 27
EggplantsFrost Mar 27Frost June 27N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 16Frost June 20N/A
KaleFrost Jun 18Frost Jul 16N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 27
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 7Frost July 4N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
TomatoesFrost Apr 1Frost June 27N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 27
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 11