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

Planting Calendar for Fernie, 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 12 (at SPARWOOD, BC climate station, elevation 3730 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29-Jun 3
BasilFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost Jun 12-Jul 3
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 19
Moon Jun 4-16
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-Jul 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 15-22
Moon May 19-22
Frost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 8-22
Moon May 8-18
CauliflowerFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-Jul 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 15-22
Moon May 19-22
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 26-Jul 17
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3, Jul 17
CucumbersFrost May 15-22
Moon May 19-22
Frost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 17
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-May 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 19-Jul 10
Moon Jun 19-Jul 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-Jul 3
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
Frost May 22-29
Moon May 22-29
N/A
LettuceFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
Frost May 29-Jun 26
Moon May 29-Jun 3, Jun 17-26
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15-18, Jun 4- 5
OreganoFrost Apr 3-May 1
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-May 1
Frost Jun 12-Jul 3
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 12
Moon Jun 4-12
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 5-26
Moon Jun 5-16
PumpkinsFrost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-Jun 3
Frost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-18, May 6- 8
RosemaryFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost Jun 19-Jul 10
Moon Jun 19-Jul 3
N/A
SageFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 17-26
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 3-17
Moon Jul 4-16
Swiss ChardFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
Frost May 22-29
Moon May 22-29
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 3-May 1
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-May 1
Frost Jun 12-Jul 3
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
Frost Jun 19-Jul 10
Moon Jun 19-Jul 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15-18, Jun 4- 5
WatermelonsFrost May 15-22
Moon May 19-22
Frost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 26-Jul 24
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3, Jul 17-24
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 26-Jul 24
Moon Jun 26-Jul 3, Jul 17-24

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 3 (at SPARWOOD, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 21Frost July 3N/A
BroccoliFrost May 23Frost Jun 20N/A
CabbageFrost May 13Frost Jun 10N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 10
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
CauliflowerFrost May 23Frost Jun 20N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 11Frost July 3N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 17
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 10
EggplantsFrost Mar 21Frost July 10N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 5
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 10Frost July 3N/A
KaleFrost Jun 12Frost Jul 10N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost June 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 10
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 30
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 1Frost July 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
TomatoesFrost Mar 26Frost July 10N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 25
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 10
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 24
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 24