Planting Calendar for Plaster Rock, 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 May 25 (at BON ACCORD, NB climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Jun 1-22
Jun 3-17
Beets May 11-Jun 1
May 19-Jun 1
Broccoli Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
May 4-25
May 4-18
Brussels Sprouts Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Cabbage Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
Apr 27-May 11
May 4-11
Cantaloupe Apr 27-May 4
May 4
Jun 8-29
Jun 8-17
Carrots Apr 20-May 4
Apr 20-May 3
Cauliflower Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
Apr 27-May 11
May 4-11
Celery Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Jun 1-15
Jun 3-15
Collards Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Corn May 25-Jun 8
Jun 3- 8
Cucumbers Apr 27-May 4
May 4
Jun 8-29
Jun 8-17
Eggplants Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Jun 8-29
Jun 8-17
Kale Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Kohlrabi Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Leeks Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Lettuce Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
May 11-Jun 8
May 11-18, Jun 3- 8
Okra Jun 8-22
Jun 8-17
Onions Apr 27-May 18
Apr 27-May 3
Parsnips May 4-25
May 19-25
Peas Apr 13-May 4
Apr 13-19, May 4
Peppers Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Jun 8-29
Jun 8-17
Potatoes May 18-Jun 8
May 19-Jun 2
Pumpkins Apr 27-May 11
May 4-11
Jun 8-29
Jun 8-17
Radishes Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 4, Apr 20
Spinach Apr 13-May 4
Apr 13-19, May 4
Squash Apr 27-May 11
May 4-11
Jun 8-29
Jun 8-17
Sweet Potatoes Apr 27-May 4
Apr 27-May 3
Jun 8-29
Jun 18-29
Swiss Chard Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
May 4-11
May 4-11
Tomatoes Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
Jun 1-22
Jun 3-17
Turnips Apr 27-May 18
Apr 27-May 3
Watermelons Apr 27-May 4
May 4
Jun 8-29
Jun 8-17