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When Is It Safe To Plant Your Warm Season Veggies In Late Frost Land?

When To Plant Your Warm Season Veggies In Late Frost Land?


Warm Season Veggies like tomatoes, chile, and bell peppers have no tolerance to late frosts so you must wait until the danger of freezing temperatures has passed.


The Wisdom of Trees That Please Nursery friends, clients, gardeners, old timers, and staff says you should wait to plant until Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) or Mother’s Day (May 10th).

This should be sound advice for most years! However, last year was an exception as we had a killing late frost on May 14th!  So Planter Beware!


If you plant before these dates you risk losing your warm season veggies to killing frosts! If you have planted watch the weather reports and be ready to cover your plants!


Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist
Trees That Please Nursery
A Retail and Wholesale Nursery
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen
Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, Perennials, Gardening Advice

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