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

Planting Calendar for Okotoks, 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 17 (at HIGH RIVER, AB climate station, elevation 3999 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 3-14
BasilFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-24
Moon Jun 15-24
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 20-27
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1-13
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 16-27
CauliflowerFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 20-27
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 28-Jul 1
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-22
Moon Jul 1-13
CucumbersFrost May 20-27
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1-13
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 17-Jul 22
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
EggplantsFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1-13
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 24-Jul 15
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
Frost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
Frost May 27-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
LettuceFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
Frost Jun 3-Jul 1
Moon Jun 3-14, Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1-13
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-29
OreganoFrost Apr 8-May 6
Moon Apr 8-16, Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 27-29, Jun 15-17
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-Jul 1
Moon Jun 15-27
PumpkinsFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1-13
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-29
RosemaryFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
Frost Jun 24-Jul 15
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
SageFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 28-Jul 1
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 14-22
Swiss ChardFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
Frost May 27-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 8-May 6
Moon Apr 8-16, Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 28-Jul 8
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost Jun 24-Jul 15
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-29
WatermelonsFrost May 20-27
Frost Jul 1-15
Moon Jul 1-13
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-29
Moon Jul 1-13, Jul 28-29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 1-29
Moon Jul 1-13, Jul 28-29

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 14 (at HIGH RIVER, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 28Frost July 8N/A
BroccoliFrost May 3Frost June 10N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 23Frost June 3N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 15
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
CauliflowerFrost May 3Frost June 10N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 19Frost July 8N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 28Frost July 15N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 21Frost July 8N/A
KaleFrost May 23Frost Jun 20N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 17
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost July 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 15
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 11Frost July 22N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
TomatoesFrost Mar 5Frost July 15N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 15
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 29