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

Planting Calendar for Dawson Creek, BC

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 8 (at DAWSON CREEK A, BC climate station, elevation 2145 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 8
Moon May 25-Jun 3
BasilFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 17-29
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 25-Jun 15
Moon Jun 4-15
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 17-29
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost May 11-25
Moon May 19-25
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 11-18
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 6-18
CauliflowerFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 17-29
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 11-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 17-22
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 13
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
CucumbersFrost May 11-18
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 8-Jul 13
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 21-30
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 20-May 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 15-Jul 6
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
Frost Jun 15-29
Moon Jun 17-29
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 19-25
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
Frost May 25-Jun 22
Moon May 25-Jun 3, Jun 17-22
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 11-18
OreganoFrost Mar 30-Apr 27
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5, Apr 19-27
Frost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 17-29
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 11-25
Moon May 19-25
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 18-Jun 8
Moon May 18, Jun 4- 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 27-May 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 1-22
Moon Jun 4-16
PumpkinsFrost May 18-Jun 1
Moon May 19-Jun 1
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-18
RosemaryFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5
Frost Jun 15-Jul 6
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
SageFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost Jun 8-22
Moon Jun 17-22
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 27-May 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 29-Jul 13
Moon Jul 4-13
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 27-May 5
Frost May 18-25
Moon May 19-25
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 30-Apr 27
Moon Mar 30-Apr 5, Apr 19-27
Frost Jun 8-29
Moon Jun 17-29
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 19-27
Frost Jun 15-Jul 6
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 11-Jun 1
Moon May 11-18
WatermelonsFrost May 11-18
Frost Jun 22-Jul 6
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 20
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3, Jul 17-20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 22-Jul 20
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3, Jul 17-20

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 24 (at DAWSON CREEK A, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 10Frost June 29N/A
BroccoliFrost May 13Frost Jun 10N/A
CabbageFrost May 3Frost May 31N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 6
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
CauliflowerFrost May 13Frost Jun 10N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 1Frost June 29N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 13
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 6
EggplantsFrost Mar 10Frost July 6N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jun 25
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 31Frost June 29N/A
KaleFrost Jun 2Frost Jun 30N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost June 22
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 6
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 22Frost July 13N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
TomatoesFrost Mar 16Frost July 6N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 6
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 20
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 20