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

Planting Calendar for Medicine Hat, 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 18 (at MEDICINE HAT A, AB climate station, elevation 2349 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
BasilFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 16-25
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 20-27
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 17-27
CauliflowerFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-27
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-22
Moon Jun 1-14
CucumbersFrost Apr 20-27
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 22
Moon May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 30-Jun 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Apr 27-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost May 4-Jun 1
Moon May 4-15, May 30-Jun 1
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-29
OreganoFrost Mar 8-Apr 6
Moon Mar 8-18, Apr 1- 6
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 27-29, May 16-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 16-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
SageFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 6-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 15-22
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Apr 27-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 8-Apr 6
Moon Mar 8-18, Apr 1- 6
Frost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 30-Jun 8
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 20-27
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-29
Moon Jun 1-14, Jun 28-29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-29
Moon Jun 1-14, Jun 28-29

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 14 (at MEDICINE HAT A, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 1Frost June 8N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 1N/A
CabbageFrost May 24Frost Jun 21N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
CauliflowerFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 1N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 23Frost June 8N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 15
EggplantsFrost Apr 1Frost June 15N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 21Frost Jun 16N/A
KaleFrost Jun 23Frost Jul 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 12Frost June 22N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
TomatoesFrost Apr 6Frost June 15N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 15
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost June 29