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The Garden Planting Calendar for Pahrump, NV

Your vegetable planning guide for
Pahrump, NV

On average, your frost-free growing season starts Apr 3 and ends Oct 31, totalling 211 days. You will find both Spring and Fall planting guides on this page.

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For the Spring:
Your planting strategy:
Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around February 21, assuming the ground can be worked, but it's better to start them indoors around January 24 and then transplant them into the garden around March 14. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Plant onion starts and potatoes around February 3. Sow the seeds of peas (sugar snap and english) at the same time. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws.

Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Start these indoors around January 24. Then, around March 30 you should start watching the weather forecast and, as soon as no frost is forecast, go ahead and transplant those into the ground.

Now, for all the summer vegetables like beans, cowpeas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and sunflowers, you should plant those seeds directly into the ground around April 3, or if your soil is still very cold, once the soil is near 60° F in temperature.

Okay, now here are the cold, hard numbers, along with specific plants:

Crop Sow seeds indoors Transplant seedlings into the garden Direct sow seeds
Asparagus   Feb 18 - Mar 4  
Beans     Apr 3 - May 1
Beets     Feb 7 - Feb 21
Broccoli Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Brussel Sprouts Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Cabbage Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Cantaloupe     Mar 20 - Apr 3
Carrots     Feb 21 - Mar 20
Cauliflower Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Chard     Feb 21 - Mar 6
Collards Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Corn     Apr 3 - Apr 17
Cucumbers     Apr 3 - Apr 17
Eggplants Jan 24 - Feb 7 Apr 3 - Apr 17  
Gourds, Squash and Pumpkins     Apr 3 - Apr 17
Kale Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Kohlrabi Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Lettuce Jan 24 - Feb 7 Feb 21 - Mar 20 Feb 21 - Mar 20
Mustard Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20  
Okra     Apr 3 - Apr 17
Onions Jan 17 - Jan 24 Feb 3 - Mar 4  
Peas (English)     Feb 3 - Mar 4
Peas (Southern)     Apr 3 - May 1
Peas (Sugar Snap)     Feb 3 - Mar 4
Peppers Jan 24 - Feb 7 Apr 3 - Apr 17  
Potatoes     Feb 3 - Mar 4
Radishes     Feb 18 - Apr 17
Spinach Jan 24 - Feb 7 Mar 6 - Mar 20 Feb 18 - Mar 20
Sweet Potatoes   Apr 3 - Apr 24  
Tomatoes Jan 24 - Feb 7 Apr 3 - Apr 17  
Watermelon     Apr 3 - Apr 17

For the Fall:
Your fall planting strategy:
Gardening in the fall can be much more challenging than spring planting, because you are in a race to get your crops mature and harvested before the winter frosts begin, around October 31. This means you need to consider how much time each variety needs between planting and picking. Those numbers vary widely between different varieties of the same kinds of plants! Usually the "Days to Harvest" are present on the seed packet.

Most tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, for example, require around 100 days to harvest, therefore you'd want to transplant those into the ground around July 23. Anyway, it's important to remember that the numbers in this fall planting guide are only a starting point for you! Good luck and good gardening to you.

Fall is the time to plant garlic. Around September 16, take your cloves apart and plant the toes about 3 inches deep.

Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around August 22, but because of the heat during that time of year, it's better to start them indoors around July 3 and then transplant them into the garden around August 12. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.

Sow peas directly around August 17.

Now, for all the usual hot weather veggies like beans, cowpeas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and sunflowers, you should plant those seeds directly into the ground around July 18.

Okay, now here are the cold, hard numbers, along with specific plants:

Crop Sow seeds indoors Transplant seedlings into the garden Direct sow seeds
Beans     Jul 18 - Aug 17
Beets     Aug 17 - Oct 1
Broccoli Jun 6 - Jul 21 Jul 18 - Sep 1  
Brussel Sprouts Jun 6 - Jul 21 Jul 18 - Sep 1  
Cabbage Jun 6 - Jul 21 Jul 18 - Sep 1  
Cantaloupe     Jul 3 - Jul 18
Carrots     Aug 2 - Oct 1
Cauliflower Jun 6 - Jul 21 Jul 18 - Sep 1  
Chard     Jul 18 - Oct 1
Collards Jul 3 - Aug 17 Aug 2 - Sep 16  
Corn     Jul 18 - Aug 2
Cucumbers     Jul 18 - Aug 2
Eggplants May 22 - Jun 6 Jul 3 - Jul 18  
Garlic     Aug 17 - Oct 1
Gourds, Squash and Pumpkins     Jun 18 - Jul 18
Kale Jun 6 - Jul 21 Jul 18 - Sep 1  
Kohlrabi Jun 6 - Jul 21 Jul 18 - Sep 1  
Lettuce Aug 2 - Sep 1 Sep 1 - Oct 1 Sep 1 - Oct 1
Mustard     Sep 1 - Oct 1
Okra     Jun 18 - Jul 18
Onions     Oct 1 - Oct 11
Parsley Jun 18 - Aug 2 Aug 2 - Sep 16  
Peas (English)     Aug 2 - Sep 1
Peas (Southern)     Jun 18 - Jul 18
Peas (Sugar Snap)     Aug 2 - Sep 1
Peppers May 27 - Jun 11 Jul 8 - Jul 23  
Potatoes     Aug 2 - Sep 1
Radishes     Sep 1 - Oct 1
Spinach Jul 18 - Sep 1 Aug 17 - Oct 1 Aug 17 - Oct 1
Tomatoes May 27 - Jun 11 Jul 8 - Jul 23  
Turnips     Sep 16 - Oct 16
Watermelon     Jun 18 - Jul 18

How accurate is all this? For nearly all locations, we are confident in the dates. There are, however, some difficult areas of the world that don't match up perfectly with the dates we have given. For that reason, we recommend you use this guide as a very good starting place, but don't interpret the dates as absolutely perfect for every location.

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One final tip: you can compare our numbers with those at our friend Margaret Roach's website. She recently launched a garden calendar that has additional planting dates that we don' have. Check out her garden planting calendar on AWayToGarden.com. When it asks for your final spring frost date, just enter Apr 3 and you should be all set.

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