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Planting Calendar for Radium Springs, 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 May 1 (at LAS CRUCES 20 N, NM climate station, elevation 4327 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 1
Moon Apr 19-May 1
BasilFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 17-May 8
Moon Apr 17-18, May 6- 8
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
Bok ChoyFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 27-Apr 10
Moon Apr 6-10
CauliflowerFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
CollardsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
CornN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 5
Moon May 19-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 1-Jun 5
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-Jun 3
EggplantsFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)Frost Feb 5-19
Moon Feb 5
Frost Mar 13-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 8-29
Moon May 19-29
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-22
Moon May 19-22
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 3- 5, Apr 19-24
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 10-17
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 17-May 15
Moon Apr 19-May 5
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 6-18
OreganoFrost Feb 19-Mar 20
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 3- 5
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 10-May 1
Moon Apr 10-18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-17
Moon Apr 6-17
PumpkinsFrost Apr 10-24
Moon Apr 19-24
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 5-27
Moon Mar 8-20
RosemaryFrost Feb 19-Mar 5
Moon Feb 20-Mar 5
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
SageFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 1-15
Moon May 1- 5
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 20-Apr 10
Moon Mar 21-Apr 5
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 22-Jun 5
Moon Jun 4- 5
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 20-Apr 3
Moon Mar 21-Apr 3
Frost Apr 10-17
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 19-Mar 20
Moon Feb 20-Mar 7
Frost May 1-22
Moon May 1- 5, May 19-22
N/A
TomatillosFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 22-Jun 5
Moon May 22-Jun 3
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 5-20
Moon Mar 5- 7
Frost May 8-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 3-24
Moon Apr 6-18
WatermelonsFrost Apr 3-10
Moon Apr 3- 5
Frost May 15-29
Moon May 19-29
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 19-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 15-Jun 12
Moon May 19-Jun 3

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 18 (at LAS CRUCES 20 N, NM climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Bell PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Bok ChoyN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
BroccoliFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 26Frost Jul 5N/A
CollardsN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
EggplantsFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Fava Beans (Broad Beans)N/AN/AFrost Aug 19
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
KaleFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 30
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 16Frost Jun 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
TomatillosN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
TomatoesFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
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