garden calendar

Halifax Edible Gardening Schedule

I’m often asked what to start when in Halifax so here is a month by month guide.

February
Start indoors for planting outside end of April or early May
Onions
Leeks
Peas (in peat pots)
Parsley and other perennial herbs

March
Start indoors mid to end of March to transplant outside end of April
Chard
Brassicus
Lettuce and other salad greens
Beets
Start indoors mid March to April 1 to transplant outside after danger of frost has past
Peppers
Eggplants
Tomatoes
Basil, Borage and other tender herbs

April
Sow directly into the ground (or container) as soon as the soil has warmed
Peas (soak overnight first)
Onion sets
Spinach
Radish
Mesclun
Lettuce
Chard

May
Seed directly into ground 2-3 weeks before last frost free date – early May
Carrots
Beets
Potatoes
Parsnips
Start indoors May 1 to transplant outdoors after May 24th weekend or seed directly end of May
Cucurbits (Squash, Cucumbers, Zucchini)
Pole Beans and Runner Beans

June
Sow directly into ground after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed
Bush Beans
Pole Beans
Runner Beans
Cucurbits
Dill
Summer Savoy

July
Succession planting – repeat every 2 weeks for extended harvest
Bush beans
Dill
Carrots
Beets

August
Replant for autumn harvest
Lettuce
Mesclun
Radish
Spinach
Best long season crops
Leeks
Chard
Kale