When you plant
your vegetable garden counts on various factors like your location and climate,
your specific spring weather pattern, and the type of plants that you intend to
If you examine
vegetable seed packets, or directions on planting most vulnerable annuals, you
will discover that it advises that you wait until the soil has warmed, and
there is no danger of frost. Seeds and vegetables plants like warmth, moisture,
and moderate temperatures. Plants started from seeds, such as green beans,
peppers, squash and cucumbers, when planted in cold, damp soil, will not
germinate, and sometimes, they will rot before they have a chance to grow in Las
areas, it is generally safe to plant your vegetable plants and seeds by mid
May, however, temperatures alter from year to year, and you may get an early
spring when ground temperatures warm sufficiently to start your garden earlier.
such as asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, kale, onions, peas, radishes,
rhubarb, turnips, and spinach can be sowed several weeks before the last frost.
Potatoes, carrots, lettuce, beets and radishes are also less vulnerable to the
cold temperature. The principle for potato planting in the past was either that
you planted them just about Good Friday or St. Patrickâ€™s Day. While it may not
be feasible to plant them quite that early, they can still be sowed a month or
more prior to your other vegetables. Since they do take a while to grow, this
gives them sufficient time through the growing season.
radishes actually is suitable in the very early, cooler days of spring, and
will turn hard and bitter in the heat of summer. So, planting these ahead of
time gives them time to grow in cooler temperatures.
Tomato plants, peppers, squash, and other vines require warm temperature to
thrive. Planting them too soon will stunt their maturation, if not wipe them
out totally. Beans, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and
melons are all part of the group of vegetables that do best when the
temperature is above 65 degrees.
Planting is not
an accurate science, and no two years will provide homeowners of Las Vegas
homes an identical weather and temperature conditions. By checking estimate
dates for planting from the hardiness of your plant and the zone guide you can
determine on when to plant, however, after you have planted a garden for a few
years, you will find that it is pretty practically up to Mother Nature to let
you know when the time is right.