Planting Calendar for Carson City, NV

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 28 (at CARSON CITY, NV climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A Jun 4-25
Jun 4- 5, Jun 21-25
BeetsN/AN/A May 14-Jun 4
May 14-21
Bell Peppers Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 24-Apr 2
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 21-Jul 2
N/A
Broccoli Apr 16-30
Apr 22-30
May 7-28
May 7, May 22-28
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Apr 16-30
Apr 22-30
Apr 30-May 21
Apr 30-May 7
N/A
Cabbage Apr 2-16
Apr 2- 7
Apr 30-May 14
Apr 30-May 7
N/A
Cantaloupes Apr 30-May 7
Apr 30-May 7
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 21-Jul 2
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Apr 23-May 7
Cauliflower Apr 16-30
Apr 22-30
Apr 30-May 14
Apr 30-May 7
N/A
Celery Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 24-Apr 2
Jun 4-18
Jun 4- 5
N/A
Collards Apr 16-30
Apr 22-30
Apr 30-May 21
Apr 30-May 7
N/A
CornN/AN/A May 28-Jun 11
May 28-Jun 5
Cucumbers Apr 30-May 7
Apr 30-May 7
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 21-Jul 2
N/A
Eggplants Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 24-Apr 2
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 21-Jul 2
N/A
Lettuce Apr 16-30
Apr 22-30
May 14-Jun 11
May 22-Jun 5
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Apr 30-May 21
Apr 30-May 7
Leeks Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 24-Apr 2
Apr 30-May 21
Apr 30-May 7
N/A
OkraN/AN/A Jun 11-25
Jun 21-25
OnionsN/AN/A Apr 30-May 21
May 8-21
ParsnipsN/AN/A May 7-28
May 8-21
PeasN/AN/A Apr 16-May 7
Apr 22-May 7
PotatoesN/AN/A May 21-Jun 11
May 21, Jun 6-11
Pumpkins Apr 30-May 14
Apr 30-May 7
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 21-Jul 2
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Apr 2-23
Apr 8-21
SpinachN/AN/A Apr 16-May 7
Apr 22-May 7
Squash (Zucchini) Apr 30-May 14
Apr 30-May 7
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 21-Jul 2
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Apr 30-May 7
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 11-20
N/A
Swiss Chard Apr 16-30
Apr 22-30
May 7-14
May 7
N/A
Tomatoes Apr 2-16
Apr 2- 7
Jun 4-25
Jun 4- 5, Jun 21-25
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Apr 30-May 21
May 8-21
Watermelons Apr 30-May 7
Apr 30-May 7
Jun 11-Jul 2
Jun 21-Jul 2
N/A

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Plant Seedlings or Transplants dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!