Fall Vegetable Planting Time is Now

Mark Peterson

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:

Date Fall Vegetable
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)
Nov. 15 Spinach

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.

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