When to Start Gardening in Edmonton?

Your seeds should be started indoors in Late March so they are ready for transplanting outside in May. Traditionally, the long weekend in May (Victoria Day Weekend) is considered the best time to plant your garden.

When can you start plants indoors in Edmonton?

The back of most seed packets will indicate how many days or weeks to start your seeds indoors before the last expected frost date. Most years, the last expected frost date for Edmonton is around the Victoria Day long weekend (mid-May). This is when many gardeners get out in their gardens and get planting.

What garden zone is Edmonton Alberta?

Based on the updated map, Edmonton and some of the surrounding area is considered Zone 4a.

What seeds should I start indoors in March?

Cool-season crops that are the easiest to start from seed indoors are broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, and lettuce. Warm-season crops to start indoors are beans, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, tomatoes, and squash.

When should I start seedlings in Zone 3?

Zone 3 Seed Starting

The cold-hardy seeds like kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts can be started very early, between March 1 and March 15, or about six weeks prior to transplanting out. The second group includes tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. These seeds should be started between March 15 and April 1.

When can you start plants indoors in Zone 4?

Zone 4 Seed Starting Indoors

In zone 4, we can experience frost sometimes as late as May 31 and as early as October 1. This short growing season can mean that some plants will need to be started from seed indoors several weeks before the last expected frost date in order to reach their full potential before autumn.

When should I start seeds indoors Alberta?

The best time to sow pepper seeds indoors is the beginning of March. Try to keep them as warm as you can during germination by keeping the seed tray by a sunny window or on an old, inefficient appliance that loses heat.

What is Zone 3 plant Canada?

You’d be surprised at how many varieties, and how much colour, can grow in this zone. – Zone 3 plants (minimum temp -40 C): Our standard zone for a reliably hardy plant. Water in the fall and winter-kill will rarely be an issue.

What planting zone is Sherwood Park?

LocationHardiness Zone
Sherwood ParkZone 4a: -34.4°C to -31.7°C
Slave LakeZone 3a: -40°C to -37.2°C

What growing zone is Red Deer Alberta?

Red Deer has been remapped from a Plant Hardiness Zone 3b to 4a.

How do you grow potatoes in Edmonton?

The Basics: an overview of how to grow potatoes

Buy seed. Plant in healthy, well draining soil, shortly before last frost, or before May long weekend around here. Keep watered, about weekly. Watch for diseases and pests.

What seeds should be soaked before planting?

A short list of seeds that like to soak are peas, beans, pumpkins and other winter squash, chard, beets, sunflower, lupine, fava beans, and cucumbers. Most other medium-to-large vegetable and flower seeds with thick coats benefit from soaking.


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