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

Planting Calendar for Roberts Creek, 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 March 19 (at VANCOUVER UBC, BC climate station, elevation 249 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-19
Moon Mar 4- 7
BasilFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 4-26
Moon Mar 8-20
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 21
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
BroccoliFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
CabbageFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-19
CauliflowerFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 21
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-23
CucumbersFrost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 23
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
EggplantsFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Dec 24-Jan 7
Moon Dec 24-Jan 6
Frost Jan 28-Feb 18
Moon Jan 28-Feb 5
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 21
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Feb 25-Mar 4
Moon Feb 25-Mar 4
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Mar 4-Apr 2
Moon Mar 4- 7, Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 18-19, Mar 8-11
OreganoFrost Jan 7-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 4
Moon Feb 20-Mar 4
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Mar 8-11, Mar 13-19
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 4- 5, Feb 20-25
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-20
PumpkinsFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Feb 25-Mar 7
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jan 21-Feb 11
Moon Feb 6-11
RosemaryFrost Jan 7-21
Moon Jan 21
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
SageFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 21-Apr 2
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 4-25
Moon Feb 4- 5, Feb 20-25
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-18
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 4-18
Moon Feb 4- 5
Frost Feb 25-Mar 4
Moon Feb 25-Mar 4
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 7-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Mar 19-Apr 9
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
N/A
TomatoesFrost Jan 21-Feb 4
Moon Jan 21-Feb 4
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-Apr 5
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 18-Mar 11
Moon Feb 18-19, Mar 8-11
WatermelonsFrost Feb 18-25
Moon Feb 20-25
Frost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2- 5
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-30
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-30
Moon Apr 2- 5, Apr 19-30

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 11 (at VANCOUVER UBC, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 27
Bell PeppersFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 21Frost Aug 18N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
CauliflowerFrost Jul 31Frost Aug 28N/A
CeleryFrost May 20Frost Jul 29N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
EggplantsFrost May 29Frost Jul 24N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 12
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 18Frost Aug 13N/A
KaleFrost Aug 20Frost Sep 17N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 22
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 28
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 7
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 17
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 9Frost Jul 14N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
TomatoesFrost Jun 3Frost Jul 29N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Oct 2
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 13