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Planting Calendar for Middleton, 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 May 27 (at CLARENCE, NS climate station, elevation 167 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 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 7-20
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Aug 26
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 24-27
May 27
BasilFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
Aug 12
BeetsN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 24-27
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
N/AJul 1
Bok ChoyFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Jul 8
BroccoliFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-23
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jul 22
Brussels SproutsFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-23
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 17
CabbageFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-23
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
CantaloupesFrost May 6-20
Moon May 7-20
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon Jun 6-10
Frost Jun 3-10
Moon Jun 6-10
Jun 17
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Jul 15
CauliflowerFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-23
N/AJul 15
CeleryFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
Frost May 27
Jul 15
ChivesFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Jul 29
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon Jun 6-10
Jun 17
CollardsFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-23
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Jul 15
CucumbersFrost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Jul 15
DillN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 20-23, Jun 6-10
Jul 29
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Jun 17
EggplantsFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
N/AJul 15
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
FennelFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost Jun 3-10
Moon Jun 6-10
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon Jun 6-10
Jul 8
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-24
Moon Jun 6-21
Jul 15
Honeydew MelonsFrost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Jun 24
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-23
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
KohlrabiFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
LeeksFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 7-20
N/AJun 10
LettuceFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
Jul 15
OnionsN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 6
N/AJun 17
OreganoFrost Mar 18-Apr 15
Moon Mar 18-25, Apr 8-15
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
N/AJul 15
ParsleyFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
Frost Apr 29-Jun 3
Moon May 7-23
Jul 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Jun 17
PeanutsN/AN/AFrost Jun 17-Jul 1
Moon Jun 22-Jul 1
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Jul 15
PumpkinsFrost May 6-20
Moon May 7-20
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Jun 10
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Jul 29
RosemaryFrost Mar 3-18
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
N/AJul 29
SageFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
N/AJul 8
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Jun 17
SpinachFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Apr 29-May 6
Jun 10
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
Jul 8
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 22-24
Jun 10
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-23
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 7-23
Jun 10
ThymeFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18-25
Frost Jun 3-10
Moon Jun 6-10
N/AJul 1
TomatillosFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-23
Frost Jun 10-24
Moon Jun 10-21
N/AJul 8
TomatoesFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 8-15
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
N/AJun 24
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 6
Moon Apr 29-May 6
Aug 26
WatermelonsFrost May 6-20
Moon May 7-20
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Frost Jun 3-10
Moon Jun 6-10
Jun 24
Winter SquashFrost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Jun 3
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost May 6-13
Moon May 7-13
Frost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
Frost Jun 10-17
Moon Jun 10-17
Jul 22

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 23 (at CLARENCE, NS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Aug 5-Sep 9
Moon Aug 5-19, Sep 2-9
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Jul 1-29
Moon Jul 1-4, Jul 22-29
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Jul 15-Aug 5
Moon Jul 15-21, Aug 4-5
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Jun 24-Jul 1
Frost Jul 15-29
Moon Jul 15-21
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 6-17
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Jun 24-Jul 1
Frost Jul 15-22
Moon Jul 15-21
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Jul 8-15
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Jun 17-24
Moon Jun 17-21
Frost Jul 1-8
Moon Jul 5-8
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Jul 1-29
Moon Jul 5-21
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Jun 24-Jul 8
Moon Jul 5-8
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Oct 7-21
Moon Oct 18-21
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Jul 8-22
Moon Jul 8-21
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Jul 15-29
Moon Jul 15-21
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Jul 22-Aug 12
Moon Aug 4-12
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Jul 15-29
Moon Jul 15-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Jul 22-Aug 12
Moon Aug 4-12
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Jul 15-29
Moon Jul 15-21
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Aug 12-26
Moon Aug 20-26
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Aug 5-26
Moon Aug 5-19
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Jul 15-29
Moon Jul 15-21
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Jul 22-Aug 5
Moon Jul 22-Aug 3
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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