Thursday, June 12, 2008

golden opportunity



sitting here dreaming up my fall garden. this is just one of the things i love about gardening- you are always looking forward. if things didn't go well this time around, you push on. and gardening in the fall! cooler days, sweeter crops- what could be better?!? in my research for the best plants for texas in the fall i came across this guide:

The following are optimal "windows of time" for planting fall vegetables:
Beans - 8/1 - 9/1 (lima beans 7/15 - 8/15)
Beets - 9/1 - 10/15
Broccoli plants - 8/1 - 9/15
Brussels sprouts - 8/1 - 10/1
Cabbage plants - 8/15 - 9/15
Carrots - 8/15 - 10/15
Cauliflower plants - 8/15 - 9/15
Chard, Swiss - 8/1 - 10/15
Collard/Kale - 8/15 - 10/1
Corn, Sweet - 8/1 - 8/15
Cucumber - 8/1 - 9/1
Eggplant plants - 7/15 - 8/1
Garlic - 9/1 - 10/15
Kohlrabi - 8/15 - 9/15
Lettuce (leaf) - 9/15 - 10/15
Muskmelon (Cantaloupe) - 7/15 - 8/1
Mustard - 9/15 - 10/15
Parsley - 8/15 - 10/1
Peas, English - 8/15 - 9/15
Peas, Southern - 7/1 - 8/1
Pepper plants - 7/1 - 8/1
Potatoes, Irish - 8/15 - 9/15
Pumpkin - 7/1 - 8/1
Radish - 9/15 - 10/15
Spinach - 9/1 - 10/15
Squash, Summer - 7/15 - 8/15
Squash, Winter - 7/1 - 7/15
Tomato plants - 7/15 - 8/1
Turnips - 10/1 - 11/1
Watermelon - 7/1 - 8/1


brussel sprouts, pumpkins, kale- these are my fall favorites. and sweet corn!?! i have never planted corn, but i'm eager to have it fresh and organic. with monsanto owning all the corn in the universe and turning it into a round -up ready crop, i'd pretty much placed non-organic corn on my black list. but here it is, with arms wide open, welcoming me back into its sweet deliciousness! this is a golden opportunity (wait, did i just make a pun? )- i can't wait!
my favorite seed catalogue:

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Okay, now I'm inspired again. Thanks for your encouraging words on my post. Now I will plant another garden using your handy planting schedule to guide me. I think I can, I think I can...