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

Planting Calendar for Merritt, 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 23 (at MERRITT STP, BC climate station, elevation 1998 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 9-23
Moon May 19-23
BasilFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 9-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-27
Moon Jun 17-27
CucumbersFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 23-Jun 27
Moon May 23-Jun 3, Jun 17-27
EggplantsFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Feb 27-Mar 7
Frost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 4- 5, Apr 19-25
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 30-Jun 13
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 25-May 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 9-Jun 6
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon May 6-16
OreganoFrost Mar 14-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 25-May 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 16-Jun 6
Moon May 16-18, Jun 4- 6
PumpkinsFrost May 2-16
Moon May 2- 5
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 6-18
RosemaryFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 21-28
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
N/A
SageFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost May 23-Jun 6
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 19-May 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 13-27
Moon Jun 13-16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 19-25
Frost May 2- 9
Moon May 2- 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 14-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 23-Jun 13
Moon May 23-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Mar 28-Apr 5
Frost May 30-Jun 20
Moon May 30-Jun 3, Jun 17-20
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon May 6-16
WatermelonsFrost Apr 25-May 2
Moon Apr 25-May 2
Frost Jun 6-20
Moon Jun 17-20
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-Jul 4
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 6-Jul 4
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 19 (at MERRITT STP, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 5
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 6Frost June 13N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 6N/A
CabbageFrost May 29Frost Jun 26N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
CauliflowerFrost Jun 8Frost Jul 6N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 28Frost June 13N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 27
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 20
EggplantsFrost Apr 6Frost June 20N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 21
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 26Frost Jun 21N/A
KaleFrost Jun 28Frost Jul 26N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 20
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 20
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 17Frost June 27N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
TomatoesFrost Apr 11Frost June 20N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 4