Planting Calendar for Lillooet, BC

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 22 (at HIGHLAND VALLEY LORNEX, BC climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
Celery Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
Jun 29-Jul 13
Jun 29-Jul 4
N/A
Eggplants Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
Jul 6-27
Jul 20-27
N/A
Oregano Apr 13-May 11
Apr 22-May 7
Jun 22-Jul 13
Jun 22-Jul 4
N/A
Thyme Apr 13-May 11
Apr 22-May 7
Jun 22-Jul 13
Jun 22-Jul 4
N/A
Bell Peppers Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
Jul 6-27
Jul 20-27
N/A
Rosemary Apr 13-27
Apr 22-27
Jun 29-Jul 20
Jun 29-Jul 4, Jul 20
N/A
Basil Apr 27-May 11
Apr 27-May 7
Jun 22-Jul 13
Jun 22-Jul 4
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Apr 27-May 18
May 8-18
Sage Apr 27-May 11
Apr 27-May 7
Jun 22-Jul 6
Jun 22-Jul 4
N/A
Tomatoes Apr 27-May 11
Apr 27-May 7
Jun 29-Jul 20
Jun 29-Jul 4, Jul 20
N/A
Cabbage Apr 27-May 11
Apr 27-May 7
May 25-Jun 8
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
Kale May 11-25
May 22-25
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
PeasN/AN/A May 11-Jun 1
May 22-Jun 1
SpinachN/AN/A May 11-Jun 1
May 22-Jun 1
Swiss Chard May 11-25
May 22-25
Jun 1- 8
Jun 1- 5
N/A
Lettuce May 11-25
May 22-25
Jun 8-Jul 6
Jun 21-Jul 4
N/A
Cauliflower May 11-25
May 22-25
May 25-Jun 8
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
Broccoli May 11-25
May 22-25
Jun 1-22
Jun 1- 5, Jun 21-22
N/A
Brussels Sprouts May 11-25
May 22-25
May 25-Jun 15
May 25-Jun 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A May 18-Jun 1
May 18-21
DillN/AN/A May 18-Jun 1
May 22-Jun 1
Cantaloupes May 25-Jun 1
May 25-Jun 1
Jul 6-27
Jul 20-27
N/A
Squash (Zucchini) May 25-Jun 8
May 25-Jun 5
Jul 6-27
Jul 20-27
N/A
Sweet Potatoes May 25-Jun 1
Jul 6-27
Jul 6-19
N/A
Watermelons May 25-Jun 1
May 25-Jun 1
Jul 6-27
Jul 20-27
N/A
ChivesN/AN/A May 25-Jun 1
May 25-Jun 1
TurnipsN/AN/A May 25-Jun 15
Jun 6-15
Pumpkins May 25-Jun 8
May 25-Jun 5
Jul 6-27
Jul 20-27
N/A
Cucumbers May 25-Jun 1
May 25-Jun 1
Jul 6-27
Jul 20-27
N/A
OnionsN/AN/A May 25-Jun 15
Jun 6-15
ParsleyN/AN/A May 25-Jun 8
May 25-Jun 5
ParsnipsN/AN/A Jun 1-22
Jun 6-20
BeetsN/AN/A Jun 8-29
Jun 8-20
PotatoesN/AN/A Jun 15-Jul 6
Jun 15-20, Jul 5- 6
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/A Jun 22-Jul 6
Jun 22-Jul 4
CornN/AN/A Jun 22-Jul 6
Jun 22-Jul 4
Green BeansN/AN/A Jun 29-Jul 20
Jun 29-Jul 4, Jul 20
OkraN/AN/A Jul 6-20
Jul 20

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Plant Seedlings or Transplants dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates ("N/A") appear in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended for that particular plant, although it likely still possible. See each plant's Growing Guide for more specific information. Some crops do best when started directly in the garden, while others are best started indoors and transplanted outdoors later on. Your climate and the length of your growing season are big factors in determining what to start indoors and outdoors.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!