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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vegetable Planting Calendar for the Mojave Desert

Calendar of planting (2000 foot (700m) elevation in Southern Nevada @ 36 deg N Lat.)

If closer to 3000 feet, delay planting 2 to 3 weeks in the spring; plant earlier 2 to 3 weeks in the fall. If row crop covers are used, planting can be 2 to 3 weeks earlier in the spring and 2 to 3 weeks later in the fall on some vegetables. If hoophouses are used, planting can be four to six weeks earlier in the spring and 4 to 6 weeks later in the fall. These are approximate dates. Current weather conditions and soil temperatures must be monitored for the exact timing.

January
Beets, broccoli as transplants, radish, Spinach, Swiss chard, roasting garlic

February
Beets, broccoli as seed, broccoli as transplants, Brussels sprouts, cabbage as transplants, carrots, sweet corn (later in the month), kale, lettuce, onion sets, potato (later in the month), radish, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip

March
Bush beans, broccoli seed, broccoli as transplants, brussels sprouts, cabbage transplants, carrots, sweet corn, eggplant late in the month, green beans, pole beans, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onion sets, onions as transplants, peppers late in the month, potatoes, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, tomato late in the month, turnip

April
sweet corn, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, pole beans, melons late in the month, peppers, tomatoes, summer squash

May
cucumber, eggplant, melons, peppers, sweet potato, summer squash

June
melons

July
sweet corn late in the month, green beans, pole beans, melons

August
beets, broccoli from seed, broccoli from transplants late in the month, cabbage transplants late in the month, cauliflower transplants late in the month, sweet corn early in the month, green beans, pole beans, spinach, Swiss chard, winter squash at lower elevations

September
beets, broccoli from seed, broccoli from transplants, cabbage transplants, cauliflower transplants, carrots, kale, lettuce late in the month, spinach, Swiss chard

October
beets, broccoli from seed, broccoli from transplants, cabbage transplants, cauliflower transplants, carrots, garlic, green beans, pole beans, kohlrabi, lettuce, radish, spinach, Swiss chard, tomato

November
beets, broccoli from seed, broccoli transplants, carrots early in the month, green beans, pole beans, onion seeds, peas, radish, turnip,

December
beets, broccoli from seed, green beans, pole beans, spinach, Swiss chard

2 comments:

  1. Do these planting dates work for Las Vegas?

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    1. In the Las Vegas valley the elevation is right around 2000 ft. At the higher elevations such as Summerlin it should be adjusted slightly for the cooler elevations closer to 3000 ft. So, Yes, it generally works for Las Vegas and anywhere around that Latitude and elevation.

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