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Planting Calendar for Socorro, TX

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The planting calendar below tells you when to plant in the SPRING and also plant in the FALL, based on your zip code or postal code.

Spring Planting Calendar

Our spring planting calendar starts with the very first dates that you can plant (based on the last spring frost). But if you've missed these dates, no worries! This is why we've added "last planting dates" to our spring calendar; this is meant to help new gardeners understand that if they missed the first spring planting window, they could still get crops in the ground.

In fact, many crops with short maturity times (such as radishes) can be succession planted all the way through the summer in northern areas. However, note that some cool-seasons crops such as kale and lettuce do not grow well in hot temperatures, which can cause bolting issues.  For some gardeners, especially in the South, a break to avoid summer heat is needed, but they can start once the heat has passed. 

The dates provided are based on the number of weeks before or after frost, so we can provide a unique calendar to every user in the country. Thus, several crops (especially similar crops) may appear to have the same date. Kale and lettuce, for example, or dates for starting seeds, like broccoli and cabbage. 

Fall Planting Calendar

When we say "fall," we really mean planting in summer in time for a fall harvest. Think of this as a second summer! It's easy to keep the crops going if you've already prepared the soil! 

Many crops that would be started indoors for a spring crop can just be plunked into the soil directly for a fall crop. Not only is the soil already warm but also there are less pests and it tends to be rainier so you don't need to water as often. Some fall vegetables need to be harvested by the first frost, but many are frost-tolerant and even taste better after a kiss of fall frost!

See each plant's individual Growing Guide for more specific planting, plant care, and harvesting information.

Specifically, on the charts, there are different columns labeled as follows:

  1. Start Seeds Indoors: When to sow seeds indoors to get an early start on the season.
  2. Plant Seedlings Outdoors: When to put small seedlings that you grew indoors (OR starter plants that you bought at a garden nursery) in the outdoor soil.
  3. Start Seeds Outdoors: When to plant seeds directly into the outdoor soil.
  4. Last Date to Plant: You may plant any time from the "start seeds" dates until this "last date." Don't wait any longer, or the crop won't have time to get to harvest before fall/winter frosts.

The "Moon Dates" indicate the best planting dates based on Moon phases. You can learn more about this age-old technique below.

When N/A appears in the chart, that starting method is typically not recommended, although it is likely still possible. 

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 9 (at EL PASO INTL AP, TX climate station, elevation 3917 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds OutdoorsLast Date to Plant
ArugulaFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Oct 17
AsparagusN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
Mar 9
BasilFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Oct 3
BeetsN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 25-Mar 9
Frost Feb 10-17
Mar 23
Bell PeppersFrost Dec 30-Jan 13
Moon Jan 11-13
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
N/AAug 22
Bok ChoyFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Apr 20
BroccoliFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Sep 12
Brussels SproutsFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Aug 8
CabbageFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Aug 1
CantaloupesFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Mar 9-23
Moon Mar 10-23
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-23
Aug 8
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-24
Sep 5
CauliflowerFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 2-16
Moon Mar 10-16
N/ASep 5
CeleryFrost Dec 16-30
Moon Dec 16-26
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-25
Frost Mar 9
Sep 5
ChivesFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Sep 19
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Mar 9-23
Moon Mar 10-23
Mar 30
CollardsFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 24
Frost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Sep 5
CucumbersFrost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Sep 5
DillN/AN/AFrost Mar 2-23
Moon Mar 10-23
Sep 19
Dry BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Aug 8
EggplantsFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
N/ASep 5
Fava BeansN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Mar 23
FennelFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-23
Frost Mar 9-23
Moon Mar 10-23
Aug 29
GarlicN/AN/AN/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-25
Sep 5
Honeydew MelonsFrost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Aug 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Dec 30-Jan 13
Moon Jan 11-13
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
N/A
KaleFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Mar 23
KohlrabiFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Mar 23
LeeksFrost Dec 30-Jan 13
Moon Jan 11-13
Frost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
N/AAug 1
LettuceFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Mar 23
Mustard GreensN/AN/AN/A
OkraFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-24
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Sep 5
OnionsN/AFrost Feb 10-24
N/AAug 8
OreganoFrost Dec 30-Jan 27
Moon Jan 11-25
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-25
N/ASep 5
ParsleyFrost Dec 30-Jan 13
Moon Jan 11-13
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-25
Frost Feb 10-Mar 16
Moon Feb 10-24, Mar 10-16
Aug 29
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-17
Aug 8
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Mar 23
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-24
Sep 5
PumpkinsFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Aug 1
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-17
Sep 19
RosemaryFrost Dec 16-30
Moon Dec 16-26
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
N/ASep 19
SageFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-25
N/AAug 29
SalsifyN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-24
Aug 8
SpinachFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Feb 10-17
Moon Feb 10-17
Mar 23
Sweet CornN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
Aug 29
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 26-Apr 6
Aug 1
Swiss ChardFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Feb 24-Mar 9
Moon Feb 24
Frost Feb 17-Mar 9
Moon Feb 17-24
Mar 23
ThymeFrost Dec 30-Jan 13
Moon Jan 11-13
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-23
N/AAug 22
TomatillosFrost Jan 27-Feb 10
Moon Feb 9-10
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Mar 23-25
N/AAug 29
TomatoesFrost Jan 13-27
Moon Jan 13-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
N/AAug 15
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Feb 10-17
Oct 17
WatermelonsFrost Feb 17-Mar 2
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Frost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-23
Aug 15
Winter SquashFrost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Jul 25
Zucchini (Summer Squash)Frost Feb 17-24
Moon Feb 17-24
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-25
Frost Mar 23-30
Moon Mar 23-25
Sep 12

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on November 14 (at EL PASO INTL AP, TX climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds OutdoorsTransplantAverage Days to MaturityFrost Tolerance
ArugulaFrost Sep 26-Oct 31
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A40Frost-hardy
BeetsFrost Aug 22-Sep 19
Moon Aug 22-Sep 1, Sep 18-19
N/A50Frost-tolerant
Bok ChoyFrost Sep 5-26
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A50Frost-tolerant
BroccoliFrost Aug 15-22
Moon Aug 15-19
Frost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 5-17
60Frost-tolerant
Brussels SproutsFrost Jul 25-Aug 8
Moon Aug 4-8
N/A100Frost-hardy
CabbageFrost Aug 15-22
Moon Aug 15-19
Frost Sep 5-12
Moon Sep 5-12
90Frost-tolerant
CarrotsFrost Aug 29-Sep 5
Moon Aug 29-Sep 1
N/A70Frost-tolerant
CauliflowerFrost Aug 8-15
Moon Aug 8-15
Frost Aug 22-29
75Frost-tolerant
ChivesFrost Aug 22-Sep 19
Moon Sep 2-17
N/A70Frost-tolerant
FennelFrost Aug 15-29
Moon Aug 15-19
N/A80Tender
GarlicFrost Nov 28-Dec 12
Moon Nov 28-30
N/A120Frost-hardy
Green BeansFrost Aug 29-Sep 12
Moon Sep 2-12
N/A55Tender
KaleFrost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A60Frost-hardy
KohlrabiFrost Sep 12-Oct 3
Moon Sep 12-17, Oct 2-3
N/A45Frost-tolerant
LettuceFrost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
Mustard GreensFrost Sep 12-Oct 3
Moon Sep 12-17, Oct 2-3
N/A45Tender
PeasFrost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A55Tender
RadishesFrost Oct 3-17
N/A25Frost-tolerant
SpinachFrost Sep 26-Oct 17
Moon Oct 2-17
N/A30Frost-hardy
Swiss ChardFrost Sep 5-19
Moon Sep 5-17
N/A60Frost-tolerant
TurnipsFrost Sep 12-26
Moon Sep 18-26
N/A50Frost-tolerant
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