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

Planting Calendar for Houston, 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 May 30 (at TOPLEY LANDING, BC climate station, elevation 2368 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 19-30
BasilFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 16-18, Jun 4- 6
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2- 5, May 19-23
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 5
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 17-27
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon May 6- 9
CauliflowerFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2- 5, May 19-23
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-Jul 4
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
CucumbersFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 5
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 17-27
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jul 4
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 17-27
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 6- 7
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 17-27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2- 5, May 19-23
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
Frost May 9-16
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
Frost May 16-Jun 13
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 17-27
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 6-18
OreganoFrost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 9-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 13
Moon Jun 4-13
PumpkinsFrost May 9-23
Moon May 19-23
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 17-27
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 6-18
RosemaryFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-Apr 4
Frost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 17-27
N/A
SageFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20-Jul 4
Moon Jul 4
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
Frost May 9-16
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 21-Apr 18
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4- 5
Frost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 17-27
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 6-18
WatermelonsFrost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 5
Frost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 17-27
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-Jul 11
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-Jul 11
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 12 (at TOPLEY LANDING, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 30Frost June 20N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 1Frost Jun 29N/A
CabbageFrost May 22Frost Jun 19N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 27
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
CauliflowerFrost Jun 1Frost Jun 29N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 21Frost June 20N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 4
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 27
EggplantsFrost Mar 30Frost June 27N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 19Frost June 20N/A
KaleFrost Jun 21Frost Jul 19N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 27
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 9
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 29
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 10Frost July 4N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
TomatoesFrost Apr 4Frost June 27N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 27
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 11
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 11