Planting Calendar for Val-d'Or, QC

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 16 (at AMOS, QC climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A Jun 23-Jul 14
Jun 23-Jul 4
BeetsN/AN/A Jun 2-23
Jun 6-20
Bell Peppers Apr 7-21
Apr 7
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jun 30-Jul 4, Jul 20-21
N/A
Broccoli May 5-19
May 5- 7
May 26-Jun 16
May 26-Jun 5
N/A
Brussels Sprouts May 5-19
May 5- 7
May 19-Jun 9
May 22-Jun 5
N/A
Cabbage Apr 21-May 5
Apr 22-May 5
May 19-Jun 2
May 22-Jun 2
N/A
Cantaloupes May 19-26
May 22-26
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jun 30-Jul 4, Jul 20-21
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A May 12-26
May 12-21
Cauliflower May 5-19
May 5- 7
May 19-Jun 2
May 22-Jun 2
N/A
Celery Apr 7-21
Apr 7
Jun 23-Jul 7
Jun 23-Jul 4
N/A
Collards May 5-19
May 5- 7
May 19-Jun 9
May 22-Jun 5
N/A
CornN/AN/A Jun 16-30
Jun 21-30
Cucumbers May 19-26
May 22-26
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jun 30-Jul 4, Jul 20-21
N/A
Eggplants Apr 7-21
Apr 7
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jun 30-Jul 4, Jul 20-21
N/A
Lettuce May 5-19
May 5- 7
Jun 2-30
Jun 2- 5, Jun 21-30
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A May 19-Jun 9
May 22-Jun 5
Leeks Apr 7-21
Apr 7
May 19-Jun 9
May 22-Jun 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/A Jun 30-Jul 14
Jun 30-Jul 4
OnionsN/AN/A May 19-Jun 9
May 19-21, Jun 6- 9
ParsnipsN/AN/A May 26-Jun 16
Jun 6-16
PeasN/AN/A May 5-26
May 5- 7, May 22-26
PotatoesN/AN/A Jun 9-30
Jun 9-20
Pumpkins May 19-Jun 2
May 22-Jun 2
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jun 30-Jul 4, Jul 20-21
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Apr 21-May 12
Apr 21, May 8-12
SpinachN/AN/A May 5-26
May 5- 7, May 22-26
Squash (Zucchini) May 19-Jun 2
May 22-Jun 2
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jun 30-Jul 4, Jul 20-21
N/A
Sweet Potatoes May 19-26
May 19-21
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jul 5-19
N/A
Swiss Chard May 5-19
May 5- 7
May 26-Jun 2
May 26-Jun 2
N/A
Tomatoes Apr 21-May 5
Apr 22-May 5
Jun 23-Jul 14
Jun 23-Jul 4
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A May 19-Jun 9
May 19-21, Jun 6- 9
Watermelons May 19-26
May 22-26
Jun 30-Jul 21
Jun 30-Jul 4, Jul 20-21
N/A

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 Plant Seedlings or Transplants 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!