Planting Calendar for Bathurst, NB

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Transplant Seedlings dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!

33% probability of frost free after June 4 (at NEPISIGUIT FALLS, NB climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 11-17, Jul 2
Beets May 21-Jun 11
May 21-Jun 2
Broccoli Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4
Brussels Sprouts Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
May 7-28
May 7-18
Cabbage Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
May 7-21
May 7-18
Cantaloupe May 7-14
May 7-14
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jul 2- 9
Carrots Apr 30-May 14
Apr 30-May 3
Cauliflower Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
May 7-21
May 7-18
Celery Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
Jun 11-25
Jun 11-17
Collards Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
May 7-28
May 7-18
Corn Jun 4-18
Jun 4-17
Cucumbers May 7-14
May 7-14
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jul 2- 9
Eggplants Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jul 2- 9
Kale Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
May 7-28
May 7-18
Kohlrabi May 7-28
May 7-18
Leeks Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
May 7-28
May 7-18
Lettuce Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
May 21-Jun 18
Jun 3-17
Okra Jun 18-Jul 2
Jul 2
Onions May 7-28
May 19-28
Parsnips May 14-Jun 4
May 19-Jun 2
Peas Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Peppers Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jul 2- 9
Potatoes May 28-Jun 18
May 28-Jun 2, Jun 18
Pumpkins May 7-21
May 7-18
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jul 2- 9
Radishes Apr 9-30
Apr 20-30
Spinach Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Squash May 7-21
May 7-18
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jul 2- 9
Sweet Potatoes May 7-14
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jun 18-Jul 1
Swiss Chard Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
May 14-21
May 14-18
Tomatoes Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 11-17, Jul 2
Turnips May 7-28
May 19-28
Watermelons May 7-14
May 7-14
Jun 18-Jul 9
Jul 2- 9