Although it's not quite mid-summer, if you live in deep south Texas, it's time to begin thinking about your Fall vegetable garden. After many years of gardening, I've finally realized that nothing is more important than doing things in a timely manner. I must confess that last spring I didn't get one single vegetable seed planted. So I sure don't want to miss getting the fall garden in!
But, you can't be sure which seedlings will be available in the garden centers - so I'm going with seed this year. If, by chance, I come across seedlings that someone else has taken the time and effort to start, I can always add them later.
When to plant can be confusing, so here is my list of favorite cold weather crops, the months they can be planted (we're talking the seed - add a month on the tail end for large seedlings), and the days to harvest.
Bush Beans, August - September, 30-60
Broccoli, July - November, 60-80
Brussel sprouts, July - November, 80+
Cabbage, July - November, 80+
Carrotts, August - November, 60-80
Cauliflower, July - October, 80+
Eggplant, August, 80+
Lettuce, August - October, 30-60
Onions, September - November, 80+
Parsley, July - November,
Peas (green), September
Peppers, July - August, 60-80
Potatoes, September, 80+
Pumpkin, August, 80+
Spinach, September - December, 30-60
Squash (Acorn), August, 40-60
Tomato, July - August, 60-80