Spring Harvest May 500

Garden Calendar

This is what I do in my garden each month.

Gardening in Las Vegas offers the opportunity to harvest all year.
I harvest the following things all year round:
 
Swiss Chard, green onions, rosemary, lavender, thyme and parsley

 

For a complete list of all the fruits and vegetables that I grow in my garden, please click here.

 
 

Plant

Garden Chores

Harvest

January

Turnips
Lettuce
Carrots
Radishes
Spinach
Fertilize Artichokes
Fertilize Asparagus
Prune Fruit Trees
Fertilize Fruit Trees
Spray dormant oil on trees, roses, and bushes

 

Turnips
Lettuce
Spinach
Swiss Chard

February

Swiss Chard
Tomato plants (after Valentine's Day)
Borage
Lettuce
Radishes
Spinach
Green Beans
Carrots
Fertilize Roses
Spinach
Turnips
Sugar Snap Peas
Cilantro

March

Tomato Plants
Pepper Plants
Radishes
Lettuce
Zucchini
Fertilize Grass
Lettuce
Spinach

 Sugar Snap Peas

Turnips

April

Basil
Butternut Squash
Radishes

 

 
Thin fruit trees
Fertilize Roses
Deadhead roses after first blooms
Katy Apricots
Artichokes
Asparagus
Carrots
Lettuce
Radishes
Sugar Snap Peas
Spinach
Turnips
Borage

May

Pumpkins

Swiss Chard

 

Fertilize Fruit Trees
Fertilize Grass
Artichokes
Asparagus
Blackberries
Chamomile
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Spinach
Borage
Carrots
Parsnips
Cherries
Desert Gold Peaches
Chamomile

June

Zinnias
Vincas
Prune blackberries

 

Royal Apricots
Blackberries
Green Gage Plums
Mission Figs
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Basil
Dorsett Golden Apples
Green Beans

July

Zucchini

Fertilize Grass
 
Tomatoes
Grapes
Apples
Early Elberta Peaches
Cucumbers
Basil

August

n/a

 

20th Century Asian Pears
Butternut Squash
Zucchini
Mission Figs
Tomatoes
Basil
Swiss Chard

September

When the temperature
cools down at the
end of the month:
Lettuce
Radishes
Swiss Chard
Spinach
Carrots
Artichokes (from seed)
Borage
Chamomile
Fertilize Fruit Trees
Fertilize Grass
Fertilize Roses
Butternut Squash
Pumpkins
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Basil
Swiss Chard

October

Carrots
Cilantro
Sugar Snap Peas
Turnips
Lettuce
Spinach
Broccoli
Fertililize Grass
Fertilize Roses

 

Butternut Squash
Lettuce
Radishes
Basil
Swiss Chard
Zucchini

November

Sugar Snap Peas
Turnips
Spinach
Radishes
Fertilize Grass
Lemons
Spinach
Lettuce
Basil
Pomegranates

December

Turnips
Beets
Cut back dead asparagus
Tear out dead tomatoes, basil, vincas, squash plants
Prune grapes
Lemons
Spinach
Lettuce
Turnips
Algerian Tangerines

 

Mid-Summer harvest

Flourish 6

 

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What I grow in my garden in Las Vegas
 
 
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Herb Garden
 
 
Borage
Cilantro
Chives
English Thyme
French Tarragon
Garlic
Genovese Basil
German Chamomile
Greek Oregano
Italian Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Spearmint
Sweet Lavender
 
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Vegetable Garden
 
 
Artichokes
Asparagus
Butternut Squash
Armenian Cucumbers
Green Onions
Lettuce
Radishes
Spinach
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard
Early Girl Tomatoes
Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini
 
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Fruits
 
 
Early Elberta Peach
Desert Gold Peach
Katy Apricot
Royal Apricot
20th Century Asian Pear
Bartlett Pears (2)
Green Gage Plum
Pomegranate (2)
Stella Cherry
Apples (15), including Dorsett Golden and Granny Smith
Meyer Lemons (5)
Algerian Tangerines
Rio Red Grapefruit (2)
Oranges (2)
Mexican Lime
Red Grapes
Green Grapes
Blackberries
Blueberry
Passionfruit
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Flowers
 
 
Bacopa
Camellia
Miniature daffodils
Foxglove
Johnny Jump-ups
Nasturiums
Lilies
Poppies
Ranunculus
Rocket Larkspur
David Austin Roses
Stock
Sunflowers
Vincas
Violets
Zinnias
 
 
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Garden Tours
 
Is your group interested in a garden tour and class?
Look here for current tours and classes. If there isn't one scheduled, email me to request one.
For a sneak peak at my garden, see here.
 
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Sources
 
 
This is a wonderful source for flowering bulbs in large quantities:
Two sources for seeds that I have grown with some success:
 

Burpee.com - Tomato HP Logo

 
 
 
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Garden Links
 
 
Plant a garden without tilling! Instructions
 
It doesn't have to be cold where you live to grow apples. Learn here about Growing Apples in a Warm Climate
His downloadable e-book, Growing Apples in the City, has information about types of apples, grafting, pruning, and espaliering trees. It's well worth getting.
 
Growing an edible garden in the city: Garden Girl
She makes the most of the space she has. If you have a small garden, check out her site for ideas.

 

Planting, pruning, fertilizing, and plant choices for the desert:
 
How to take cuttings of plants to make new plants:
 
How to determine your gardening zone:
 
 
 
 
Get fruit for free from gardens other than your own: Gleaning Fruit
 
Donate extra garden produce to a participating food pantry near you:
 
Don't have a space to garden? Have space and want to share it? Check out Sharing Backyards to learn more.

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

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