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

Planting Calendar for Sooke, 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 April 5 (at VICTORIA MARINE, BC climate station, elevation 101 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5
BasilFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 22-Apr 12
Moon Apr 6-12
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Jan 24-Feb 5
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7, Mar 23-29
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 28-Mar 15
Moon Mar 8-15
CauliflowerFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7, Mar 23-29
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Jan 24-Feb 5
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 19-May 5
CucumbersFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-May 10
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-May 5
EggplantsFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Jan 10-24
Moon Jan 21-24
Frost Feb 14-Mar 7
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Jan 24-Feb 5
Frost Apr 12-26
Moon Apr 19-26
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 7, Mar 23-29
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost Mar 22-Apr 19
Moon Mar 22-Apr 5, Apr 19
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 8-20
OreganoFrost Jan 24-Feb 21
Moon Jan 24-Feb 5, Feb 20-21
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-22
Moon Mar 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 15-Apr 5
Moon Mar 15-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 29-Apr 19
Moon Apr 6-18
PumpkinsFrost Mar 15-29
Moon Mar 21-29
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 7-28
Moon Feb 7-19
RosemaryFrost Jan 24-Feb 7
Moon Jan 24-Feb 5
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
N/A
SageFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 21-Mar 15
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 10
Moon May 6-10
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 21-Mar 7
Moon Feb 21-Mar 7
Frost Mar 15-22
Moon Mar 21-22
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 24-Feb 21
Moon Jan 24-Feb 5, Feb 20-21
Frost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 5, Apr 20-26
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 7-21
Moon Feb 20-21
Frost Apr 12-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 7-29
Moon Mar 8-20
WatermelonsFrost Mar 7-15
Moon Mar 7
Frost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 19-May 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 19-May 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 17
Moon Apr 19-May 5

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 9 (at VICTORIA MARINE, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
Bell PeppersFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 19Frost Aug 16N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
CauliflowerFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
CeleryFrost May 18Frost Jul 27N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
EggplantsFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Sep 10
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 16Frost Aug 11N/A
KaleFrost Aug 18Frost Sep 15N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
OkraN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PeasN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Oct 5
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 15
Sweet PotatoesFrost Jun 7Frost Jul 12N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
TomatoesFrost Jun 1Frost Jul 27N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 30
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Aug 11