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

Planting Calendar for Nelson, 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 8 (at CASTLEGAR A, BC climate station, elevation 1624 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon Apr 30-May 8
BasilFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 8-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 24-May 15
Moon Apr 24-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 10-17
Moon Apr 10-16
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 17
CauliflowerFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-17
Moon Apr 10-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 12
Moon May 30-Jun 12
CucumbersFrost Apr 10-17
Moon Apr 10-16
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 8-Jun 12
Moon May 8-15, May 30-Jun 12
EggplantsFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-16, Apr 30-May 1
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
Frost Apr 17-24
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
Frost Apr 24-May 22
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Feb 26-Mar 27
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 8-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 1-22
Moon May 16-22
PumpkinsFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 30-May 1
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 12-Apr 3
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Feb 26-Mar 12
Moon Mar 2-12
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 5
N/A
SageFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 8-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 17
Moon Apr 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 12
Moon May 29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 1-10
Frost Apr 17-24
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 26-Mar 27
Moon Mar 2-12, Mar 14-18
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 8-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 12-27
Moon Mar 12-18
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15, May 30-Jun 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 10-17
Moon Apr 10-16
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 30-Jun 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 19
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 19
Moon May 30-Jun 14

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 27 (at CASTLEGAR A, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 14Frost Jun 9N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 16Frost Jul 14N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 6Frost Jul 4N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 5
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
CauliflowerFrost Jun 16Frost Jul 14N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 5Frost Jun 14N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
EggplantsFrost Apr 14Frost Jun 9N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 4Frost Jun 29N/A
KaleFrost Jul 6Frost Aug 3N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 19
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 5
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 2
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 25Frost June 12N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
TomatoesFrost Apr 19Frost Jun 14N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 18
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 5
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 19
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 29