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Seeding and planting calendar for vegetables

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Seeding and planting calendar for vegetables
Photo: Lucy Crosbie
Seed tray

The following calendar provides information on planting times for seedlings in the Montréal region. These dates should be adjusted in colder areas.

Vegetables Indoor seeding Outdoor seeding Outdoor transplanting
Bean   Late May  
Beet   Mid-May  
Broccoli Early April   Mid-May
Brussels sprout Early April   Mid-May
Cabbage Early April   Mid-May
Cabbage (Chinese)   Early August  
Carrot   Late April or early May  
Cauliflower Early April   Mid-May
Celeriac Mid-March   Late May
Celery Mid-March   Late May
Chard Early April Early May Mid-May
Corn   Late May  
Courgette
and other summer squash
Early May Early June  
Cucumber Mid-May Early June Early June
Eggplant Mid-March   Early June
Garlic     October
Ground cherry Early April   Early June
Kale Mid-March May Early May
Kohlrabi Late April Early May Late May
Leek Early March   Early May
Lettuce  Mid-April Early May Late May
Melon Mid-April to late April   Early June
Mesclun   Early May  
Onion Early March Early May 
(green onion)
Early May
Parsnip   Mid-May  
Peas   Late April or early May  
Pepper or capsicum Mid-March to late March   Early June
Potato     Mid-May
Pumpkin
and other winter squash
Early May Early June Early June
Radish   Late April or early June  
Rutabaga   Early June  
Shallot (French)     Early May
Spinach   Mid-April  
Tomatillo Late April   Early June
Tomato Late March to mid-April   Early June
Turnip   Early May  

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