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

Planting Calendar for Parksville, 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 13 (at COOMBS, BC climate station, elevation 321 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
BasilFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon May 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-Jun 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
CornN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 27-Jun 3, Jun 17
CucumbersFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-Jun 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 17
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-Jun 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 22-29
Moon Apr 22-29
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-27
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-Jun 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-18, May 6
OreganoFrost Mar 3-Apr 1
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon May 6-13
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 22-May 5
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-Jun 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18-20, Apr 6- 8
RosemaryFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 4-16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Apr 22-29
Moon Apr 22-29
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 3-Apr 1
Moon Mar 3- 7, Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-18, May 6
WatermelonsFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 27-Jun 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 27-Jun 3, Jun 17-24
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 27-Jun 3, Jun 17-24

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 30 (at COOMBS, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 12N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 9Frost Jul 7N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 10
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
CauliflowerFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 8Frost Jun 17N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
EggplantsFrost Apr 17Frost Jun 12N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 1
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
KaleFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 10
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 28Frost June 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
TomatoesFrost Apr 22Frost Jun 17N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 10
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 24
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 2