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2022 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Calendar for Port Hawkesbury, NS

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 13 (at DEMING, NS climate station, elevation 49 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
BasilFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 29, May 16-20
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 17-22
CauliflowerFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 17
Moon May 30-Jun 14
CucumbersFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 17
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 14
EggplantsFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 30-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 22-29
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 29-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Mar 3-Apr 1
Moon Mar 3-18, Apr 1
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 16-27
PumpkinsFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
SageFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 3-17
Moon Jun 15-17
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost Apr 22-29
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 3-Apr 1
Moon Mar 3-18, Apr 1
Frost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost May 20-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 15-22
Moon Apr 15-16
Frost May 27-Jun 10
Moon May 30-Jun 10
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 27-Jun 24
Moon May 30-Jun 14

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 29 (at DEMING, NS climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
Bell PeppersFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 8Frost Aug 5N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
CauliflowerFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
CeleryFrost May 7Frost Jul 16N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
EggplantsFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 5Frost Jul 31N/A
KaleFrost Aug 7Frost Sep 4N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 27Frost Jul 1N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
TomatoesFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 31