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

Planting Calendar for Summerland, 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 29 (at SUMMERLAND CDA, BC climate station, elevation 1489 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 19-29
BasilFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-18, May 6
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 6- 8
CauliflowerFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-Jun 3
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 3-17
Moon Feb 3- 5
Frost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 19-20
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1- 5, Apr 19-22
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 8-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon May 6-13
PumpkinsFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 19-22
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Feb 20-Mar 3
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
SageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 21-Apr 1
Frost Apr 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29-May 5, May 19-20
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3- 7
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 19-27
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 14 (at SUMMERLAND CDA, BC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 30
Bell PeppersFrost May 1Frost Jun 26N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 3Frost Jul 31N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 23Frost Jul 21N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
CauliflowerFrost Jul 3Frost Jul 31N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 22Frost Jul 1N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
EggplantsFrost May 1Frost Jun 26N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 15
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
KaleFrost Jul 23Frost Aug 20N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 11
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 31
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 27
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 12Frost Jun 16N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
TomatoesFrost May 6Frost Jul 1N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 4
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 16
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 16