Although the temperature is sweltering, now is the time to start planting your fall vegetable garden! Delay in planting some vegetables could result in less produce on the table later.
For a comprehensive list, check out Jerry Parsons’ fall vegetable seeding guide for San Antonio (Region III). In the meantime, here are few plants and dates to get you started:
|Now||Southern peas and tomato transplants|
|Sept. 1||Potato and snap beans|
|Sept. 10||Summer squash|
|Sept. 20||Cole crop transplants (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts)|
|Oct. 16||Herbs (cilantro, chives, dill, basil, parsley)|
Watering is the most important activity in determining success in the garden, with fertilizing a close second. Drip irrigation efficiently satisfies both the plant’s water requirements and frees you up from hand watering every other day.
Nothing tastes better than vegetables from your own garden. It’s time to venture into the sun and sweat for those tasty morsels.