NORTHERN NEVADA VEGETABLE PLANTING GUIDE (These are approximate dates. Year-to-year variation may need to be considered.)
February 15Startindoors seeds for April 1st transplanting out under walls-of-water (w-o-w’s) - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc.
March 15 earliest unprotected planting outside - peas, spring garlic, spinach If it’s too cold, they’ll wait for warmer weather to sprout.
April 1 Plant seed or sets into soil - beets, carrots, cole crops*, mesclun mixes**, onions types***, radishes, parsnips, mustards, dill, spinach, parsley - Plan for later plantings at 2 to 3 week intervals. Plant sunchokes.
-- Transplant starts from Feb. 15th into soil under w-o-w’s.
-- Start indoor planting of warm weather type**** seeds intended for May 15 transplanting out into garden without protection.
April 15Plant potatoes. For a jump-start, plantsquash, cucumber or melon seeds into soil under w-o-w’s.
May 15Seed or transplant into soil without protection - cucumbers, corn, melons, okra, peppers, tomatoes, basil, sweet potatoes,eggplant, beans, squash, pumpkins, and other warm season crops - Keep covers handy just in case a freeze is expected!