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

Planting Calendar for Port McNeill, 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 3 (at PORT HARDY A, BC climate station, elevation 68 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
BasilFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon May 6-10
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 12
Moon Apr 6-12
CauliflowerFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 3-Jun 7
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 10-31
Moon May 19-31
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-24
Moon May 19-24
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 19
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Frost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7, Mar 21-22
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 12-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 17
Moon May 6-17
PumpkinsFrost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
SageFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 7
Moon Jun 4- 7
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
Frost Apr 12-19
Moon Apr 19
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 21-Mar 22
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7, Mar 21-22
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3- 5, May 19-24
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
Frost May 10-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 5-12
Moon Apr 5
Frost May 17-31
Moon May 19-31
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 18 (at PORT HARDY A, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Bell PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 26Frost Jul 5N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
EggplantsFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 19
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
KaleFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 16Frost Jun 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
TomatoesFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 20