Planting Calendar for Edmundston, 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!

30% probability of frost free after May 21 (at FRENCHVILLE AROOSTOOK AP, ME climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans May 28-Jun 18
Jun 3-17
Beets May 7-28
May 19-28
Broccoli Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Brussels Sprouts Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Cabbage Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
Cantaloupe Apr 23-30
Jun 4-25
Jun 4-17
Carrots Apr 16-30
Apr 20-30
Cauliflower Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
Celery Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
May 28-Jun 11
Jun 3-11
Collards Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Corn May 21-Jun 4
Jun 3- 4
Cucumbers Apr 23-30
Jun 4-25
Jun 4-17
Eggplants Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Jun 4-25
Jun 4-17
Kale Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Kohlrabi Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Leeks Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Lettuce Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
May 7-Jun 4
May 7-18, Jun 3- 4
Okra Jun 4-18
Jun 4-17
Onions Apr 23-May 14
Apr 23-May 3
Parsnips Apr 30-May 21
Apr 30-May 3, May 19-21
Peas Apr 9-30
Apr 9-19
Peppers Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Jun 4-25
Jun 4-17
Potatoes May 14-Jun 4
May 19-Jun 2
Pumpkins Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
Jun 4-25
Jun 4-17
Radishes Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-Apr 4
Spinach Apr 9-30
Apr 9-19
Squash Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
Jun 4-25
Jun 4-17
Sweet Potatoes Apr 23-30
Apr 23-30
Jun 4-25
Jun 18-25
Swiss Chard Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Apr 30-May 7
May 4- 7
Tomatoes Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
May 28-Jun 18
Jun 3-17
Turnips Apr 23-May 14
Apr 23-May 3
Watermelons Apr 23-30
Jun 4-25
Jun 4-17