Germination & Planting Dates

Germination & Planting Dates

Here are the best times to plant in Albuquerque! This information is based off a 7a zone average with a last spring frost of around April 15th and a first fall frost around October 15th. Gardeners in the mountains may need to delay planting 2-4 weeks in the late winter and early
spring to allow the soil to warm up and dry out.

Artichoke: germination 14 days, start indoors February 21-March 21, transplant outdoors April 21-May 21

Beans, Bush: germination 6-12 days, direct sow April 15-August 10

Beans, Pole: germination 6-12 days, direct sow April 15-July 15

Beans, Lima: germination 7-10 days, direct sow May 7-July 25

Beets: germination 5-21 days, direct sow March 15-May 15 and August 15-September 15

Broccoli: germination 7-14 days, start indoors January 31-May 31, transplant outdoors March 15-June 1

Brussels Sprouts: germination 5-10 days, start indoors April 1-May 15, transplant outdoors May 15-Jun 15

Cabbage: germination 7-12 days, start indoors January 31-June 1, transplant outdoors March 15-August 1

Carrots: germination 10-25 days, direct sow March 10-May 1 and July 25-August 15

Cauliflower: germination 8-10 days, start indoor January 31-March 7, transplant outdoors March 15-April 7

Cauliflower (Fall): germination 8-10 days, direct sow June 1-July 1

Celery: germination 15-30 days, start indoors January 21-February 15, transplant outdoors April 20-June 1

Collards: germination 10-15 days, direct sow March 10-September 1

Corn: germination 10 days, direct sow April 21-July 15

Cucumber: germination 5-10 days, direct sow May 1-July 21

Eggplant: germination 10-20 days, start indoors March 7-April 20, transplant outdoors May 7-June 21

Endive: germination 10-14 days, direct sow March 15-April 15 and July 21-September 15

Kale: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 10-April 15 and July 21-September 15

Kohlrabi: germination 10-14 days, direct sow March 10-April 15 and July 15-August 21

Lettuce: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 10-June 1 and August 7-September 21

Melon: germination 5-10 days, direct sow May 1-June 15

Mustards: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 10-May 1 and July 25-October 1

Okra: germination 10-15 days, direct sow May 1-July 1

Onions, Bunch: germination 10-15 days, start indoors February 10, direct sow March 15-August 10

Onions, Bulb: germination 7-10 days, start indoors January 1-January 21, transplant outdoors March 1-March 21

Parsnips: germination 10-25 days, direct sow March 1-May 1

Peas: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 1-April 15 and July 16-August 1

Peppers: germination 10-25 day, start indoors March 7-April 21, transplant outdoors May 7-June 21

Radishes: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 10-June 1 and August 1-November 1

Rutabaga: germination 7-14 days, direct sow August 1-August 21

Spinach: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 1-April 21 and September 1-October 1

Summer Squash/Zucchini: germination 5-10 days, direct sow April 21-July 21

Winter Squash/Pumpkins: germination 5-10 days, direct sow May 1-June 10

Sunflowers: germination 10-15 days, direct sow April 15-July 7

Swiss Chard: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 15-August 1

Tomatoes: germination 5-10 days, start indoors February 21-May 7, transplant outdoors April 21-June 21

Turnips: germination 5-10 days, direct sow March 10-April 15 and August 7-October 1

Watermelon: germination 5-10 days, direct sow May 1-June 10