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Planting Calendar for Bridgewater, NS

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-seasons crops such as kale and lettuce do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 5 (at BRIDGEWATER, NS climate station, elevation 88 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15-23
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Aug 20
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 24-Jun 5
Jun 5
BasilFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
Aug 6
BeetsN/AFrost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 24-Jun 5
Frost May 8-15
Jun 19
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
N/AJun 25
Bok ChoyFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Jul 17
BroccoliFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-23
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jul 16
Brussels SproutsFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-23
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 11
CabbageFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-23
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 4
CantaloupesFrost May 15-29
Moon May 15-23
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 6-19
Frost Jun 12-19
Moon Jun 12-19
Jun 11
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 8-22
Jul 9
CauliflowerFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost May 29-Jun 12
Moon Jun 6-12
N/AJul 9
CeleryFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 13-25
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
Frost Jun 5
Jul 9
ChivesFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Jul 23
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 6-19
Jun 26
CollardsFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-23
Frost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Jul 9
CucumbersFrost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Jul 9
DillN/AN/AFrost May 29-Jun 19
Moon Jun 6-19
Jul 23
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Jun 11
EggplantsFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
N/AJul 9
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 19
FennelFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost Jun 12-19
Moon Jun 12-19
Frost Jun 5-19
Moon Jun 6-19
Jul 2
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 12-Jul 3
Moon Jun 12-21
Jul 9
Honeydew MelonsFrost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Jun 18
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-23
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 19
KohlrabiFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 19
LeeksFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 15-23
N/AJun 4
LettuceFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 19
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost May 8-22
Moon May 8-22
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
Jul 9
OnionsN/AFrost May 8-22
N/AJun 11
OreganoFrost Mar 27-Apr 24
Moon Apr 8-23
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
N/AJul 9
ParsleyFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
Frost May 8-Jun 12
Moon May 8-23
Jul 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 8-15
Jun 11
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost Jun 26-Jul 10
Moon Jun 26-Jul 4
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 19
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 8-22
Jul 9
PumpkinsFrost May 15-29
Moon May 15-23
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Jun 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost May 8-15
Jul 23
RosemaryFrost Mar 13-27
Moon Mar 13-25
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
N/AJul 23
SageFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
N/AJul 2
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost May 8-22
Jun 11
SpinachFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost May 8-15
Moon May 8-15
Jun 19
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
Jul 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 22-Jul 3
Jun 4
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-23
Frost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 15-23
Jun 19
ThymeFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 8-10
Frost Jun 12-19
Moon Jun 12-19
N/AJun 25
TomatillosFrost Apr 24-May 8
Moon May 7-8
Frost Jun 19-Jul 3
Moon Jun 19-21
N/AJul 2
TomatoesFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 10-23
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
N/AJun 18
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 8-15
Aug 20
WatermelonsFrost May 15-29
Moon May 15-23
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Frost Jun 12-19
Moon Jun 12-19
Jun 18
Winter SquashFrost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
May 28
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost May 15-22
Moon May 15-22
Frost Jun 12-26
Moon Jun 12-21
Frost Jun 19-26
Moon Jun 19-21
Jul 16

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 17 (at BRIDGEWATER, NS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Jul 30-Sep 3
Moon Aug 4-19
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Jun 25-Jul 23
Moon Jun 25-Jul 4, Jul 22-23
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Jul 9-30
Moon Jul 9-21
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Jun 18-25
Moon Jun 18-21
Frost Jul 9-23
Moon Jul 9-21
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost May 28-Jun 11
Moon Jun 6-11
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Jun 18-25
Moon Jun 18-21
Frost Jul 9-16
Moon Jul 9-16
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Jul 2-9
Moon Jul 2-4
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Jun 11-18
Moon Jun 11-18
Frost Jun 25-Jul 2
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Jun 25-Jul 23
Moon Jul 5-21
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Jun 18-Jul 2
Moon Jun 18-21
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Oct 1-15
Moon Oct 1
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Jul 2-16
Moon Jul 5-16
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Jul 9-23
Moon Jul 9-21
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Jul 16-Aug 6
Moon Jul 16-21, Aug 4-6
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Jul 9-23
Moon Jul 9-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Jul 16-Aug 6
Moon Jul 16-21, Aug 4-6
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Jul 9-23
Moon Jul 9-21
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Aug 6-20
Moon Aug 20
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Jul 30-Aug 20
Moon Aug 4-19
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Jul 9-23
Moon Jul 9-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Jul 16-30
Moon Jul 22-30
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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