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Planting Calendar for Dulce, NM

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on June 16 (at DULCE, NM climate station, elevation 6794 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-16
Moon Jun 2- 3
BasilFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost Jun 16-Jul 7
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jun 2-23
Moon Jun 4-16
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jun 23-Jul 3
N/A
Bok ChoyFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
Frost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jun 23-Jul 3
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 19-26
Moon May 19-26
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost May 12-26
Moon May 12-18
CauliflowerFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jun 23-Jul 3
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 19-26
Moon May 19-26
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
CollardsN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 30-Jul 21
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3, Jul 17-21
CucumbersFrost May 19-26
Moon May 19-26
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Jun 16-Jul 21
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
EggplantsFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Mar 24-Apr 7
Moon Mar 24-Apr 5
Frost Apr 28-May 19
Moon Apr 28-May 5, May 19
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 23-Jul 14
Moon Jun 23-Jul 3
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 23-Jul 7
Moon Jun 23-Jul 3
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost May 19-Jun 9
Moon May 19-Jun 3
N/A
KohlrabiFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
Frost May 26-Jun 2
Moon May 26-Jun 2
N/A
LettuceFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
Frost Jun 2-30
Moon Jun 2- 3, Jun 17-30
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 9
Moon Jun 4- 9
OreganoFrost Apr 7-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Frost Jun 16-Jul 7
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
Moon May 19-Jun 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 26-Jun 16
Moon Jun 4-16
PeasN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 2
PumpkinsFrost May 26-Jun 9
Moon May 26-Jun 3
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 21-May 12
Moon May 6-12
RosemaryFrost Apr 7-21
Moon Apr 19-21
Frost Jun 23-Jul 14
Moon Jun 23-Jul 3
N/A
SageFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost Jun 16-30
Moon Jun 17-30
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost May 5-26
Moon May 5, May 20-26
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 7-16
Swiss ChardFrost May 5-19
Moon May 5
Frost May 26-Jun 2
Moon May 26-Jun 2
N/A
ThymeFrost Apr 7-May 5
Moon Apr 19-May 5
Frost Jun 16-Jul 7
Moon Jun 17-Jul 3
N/A
TomatillosFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost Jul 7-21
Moon Jul 17-21
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 21-May 5
Moon Apr 21-May 5
Frost Jun 23-Jul 14
Moon Jun 23-Jul 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 19-Jun 9
Moon Jun 4- 9
WatermelonsFrost May 19-26
Moon May 19-26
Frost Jun 30-Jul 14
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 30-Jul 28
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3, Jul 17-28
Zucchini, Summer SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 30-Jul 28
Moon Jun 30-Jul 3, Jul 17-28

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on September 17 (at DULCE, NM climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 4Frost July 7N/A
Bok ChoyN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
BroccoliFrost Jun 6Frost Jul 4N/A
CabbageFrost May 27Frost Jun 24N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost July 14
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
CauliflowerFrost Jun 6Frost Jul 4N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 26Frost July 7N/A
CollardsN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
CornN/AN/AFrost July 21
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost July 14
EggplantsFrost Apr 4Frost July 14N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Jul 19
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost July 14
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 24Frost July 7N/A
KaleFrost Jun 26Frost Jul 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost July 14
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost June 16
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost June 2
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost July 14
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Aug 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost Apr 15Frost July 21N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
TomatillosN/AN/AFrost July 21
TomatoesFrost Apr 9Frost July 14N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost July 14
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 28
Zucchini, Summer SquashN/AN/AFrost July 28
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