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Planting Calendar for Pincher Creek, AB

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-seasons crops such as kale and lettuce do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 15 (at BEAVER MINES, AB climate station, elevation 4124 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon Jun 6-8
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jul 22
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-5
Jun 15
BasilFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jul 5-13
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jul 5-13
Jul 8
BeetsN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-5
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 24-25
Jun 29
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
N/AMay 27
Bok ChoyFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Jul 27
BroccoliFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jun 17
Brussels SproutsFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
May 13
CabbageFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
May 6
CantaloupesFrost May 25-Jun 8
Moon Jun 6-8
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
Frost Jun 22-29
May 13
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 24-Jun 1
Jun 10
CauliflowerFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-21
N/AJun 10
CeleryFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 15
Moon Jun 15
Jun 10
ChivesFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Jun 24
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
Jul 6
CollardsFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Jun 10
CucumbersFrost May 25-Jun 1
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Jun 10
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 8-21
Jun 24
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
May 13
EggplantsFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
N/AJun 10
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jun 29
FennelFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 22-29
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 15-21
Jun 3
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 13
Moon Jul 5-13
Jun 10
Honeydew MelonsFrost May 25-Jun 1
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
May 20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jun 29
KohlrabiFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jun 29
LeeksFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost May 25-Jun 8
Moon Jun 6-8
N/AMay 6
LettuceFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jun 29
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 18-23
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jul 5-13
Jun 10
OnionsN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 24-Jun 1
N/AMay 13
OreganoFrost Apr 6-May 4
Moon Apr 8-23
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
N/AJun 10
ParsleyFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost May 18-Jun 22
Moon May 18-23, Jun 6-21
Jun 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 18-25
Moon May 24-25
May 13
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost Jul 6-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jun 29
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 24-Jun 1
Jun 10
PumpkinsFrost May 25-Jun 8
Moon Jun 6-8
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
May 6
RadishesN/AN/AFrost May 18-25
Moon May 24-25
Jun 24
RosemaryFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
N/AJun 24
SageFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
N/AJun 3
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 24-Jun 1
May 13
SpinachFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost May 25-Jun 1
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 18-23
Jun 29
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jul 5-13
Jun 3
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jun 29-Jul 4
May 6
Swiss ChardFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 6-15
Frost May 25-Jun 15
Moon Jun 6-15
Jun 29
ThymeFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 8-20
Frost Jun 22-29
N/AMay 27
TomatillosFrost May 4-18
Moon May 7-18
Frost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jul 5-13
N/AJun 3
TomatoesFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 20-23
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
N/AMay 20
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 18-25
Moon May 24-25
Jul 22
WatermelonsFrost May 25-Jun 8
Moon Jun 6-8
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 22-29
May 20
Winter SquashFrost May 25-Jun 1
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Apr 29
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost May 25-Jun 1
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Frost Jun 29-Jul 6
Moon Jul 5-6
Jun 17

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 19 (at BEAVER MINES, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Jul 1-Aug 5
Moon Jul 5-21
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 27-Jun 5, Jun 22-24
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Jun 10-Jul 1
Moon Jun 10-21
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost May 20-27
Moon May 20-23
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 7-13
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost May 20-27
Moon May 20-23
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Jun 3-10
Moon Jun 3-5
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost May 13-20
Moon May 13-20
Frost May 27-Jun 3
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon Jun 6-21
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-23
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Sep 2-16
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 17-21, Jul 5-8
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Jun 17-Jul 8
Moon Jun 17-21, Jul 5-8
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 22
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Jul 1-22
Moon Jul 5-21
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 22-Jul 1
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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