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

Planting Calendar for Valleyview, 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 1 (at VALLEYVIEW RS, AB climate station, elevation 2500 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 30-Jun 1
BasilFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 1-22
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 18-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost May 4-25
Moon May 4-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 4-11
Moon May 4-11
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-29
CauliflowerFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost May 4-25
Moon May 4-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 4-11
Moon May 4-11
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-Jul 6
Moon Jun 28-Jul 6
CucumbersFrost May 4-11
Moon May 4-11
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-Jul 6
Moon Jun 1-14, Jun 28-Jul 6
EggplantsFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 8-14, Jun 28-29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 8-14
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost May 4-25
Moon May 4-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 18-Jun 15
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 16-25
OreganoFrost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 1-22
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 16-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 15
Moon May 25-29, Jun 15
PumpkinsFrost May 11-25
Moon May 11-15
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 17-27
RosemaryFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 8-14, Jun 28-29
N/A
SageFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 1-15
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
Frost May 11-18
Moon May 11-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 23-Apr 20
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost Jun 1-22
Moon Jun 1-14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
Frost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 8-14, Jun 28-29
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 16-25
WatermelonsFrost May 4-11
Moon May 4-11
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 28-29
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-Jul 13
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-Jul 13
Moon Jun 28-Jul 13

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 4 (at VALLEYVIEW RS, AB climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 22Frost June 22N/A
BroccoliFrost May 24Frost Jun 21N/A
CabbageFrost May 14Frost Jun 11N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 29
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
CauliflowerFrost May 24Frost Jun 21N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 12Frost June 22N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 6
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 29
EggplantsFrost Mar 22Frost June 29N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 11Frost June 22N/A
KaleFrost Jun 13Frost Jul 11N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 29
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 21
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 29
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 2Frost July 6N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
TomatoesFrost Mar 27Frost June 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 29
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 13