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

Planting Calendar for Shawinigan, QC

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 19 (at TROIS RIVIERES AQUEDUC, QC climate station, elevation 177 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
BasilFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 6-18
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 21-28
Moon Apr 21-28
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 14-28
Moon Apr 14-18
CauliflowerFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-28
Moon Apr 21-28
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-23
CucumbersFrost Apr 21-28
Moon Apr 21-28
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 23
Moon May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 23-Mar 9
Moon Feb 23-Mar 7
Frost Mar 31-Apr 21
Moon Mar 31-Apr 5, Apr 19-21
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-Jun 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Apr 21-May 12
Moon Apr 21-May 5
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Apr 28-May 5
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost May 5-Jun 2
Moon May 5, May 20-Jun 2
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon May 6-12
OreganoFrost Mar 9-Apr 7
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 28-May 19
Moon May 6-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 19-28
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 12-Jun 2
Moon May 12-18
PumpkinsFrost Apr 28-May 12
Moon Apr 28-May 5
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 24-Apr 14
Moon Apr 6-14
RosemaryFrost Mar 9-24
Moon Mar 21-24
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
SageFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 7-28
Moon Apr 19-28
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 9-23
Moon Jun 9-16
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Apr 28-May 5
Moon Apr 28-May 5
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 9-Apr 7
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Frost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost May 26-Jun 16
Moon May 26-Jun 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon May 6-12
WatermelonsFrost Apr 21-28
Moon Apr 21-28
Frost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-30
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-30
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-30

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 25 (at TROIS RIVIERES AQUEDUC, QC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 12Frost June 9N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 14Frost Jul 12N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 4Frost Jul 2N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 16
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
CauliflowerFrost Jun 14Frost Jul 12N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 3Frost Jun 12N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost June 23
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
EggplantsFrost Apr 12Frost June 16N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 27
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
KaleFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 16
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 23Frost June 23N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
TomatoesFrost Apr 17Frost June 16N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 16
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost June 30
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost June 30