Fall/Winter Vegetables: John Dromgoole

fall vegetable seeds and transplants John Dromgoole Central Texas Gardener
Fall is an excellent time in Texas to grow vegetables from seeds or transplants.
fall vegetable seeds Central Texas Gardener
Starting from seed lets you grow varieties that may not be available as plants and is also very inexpensive.
lettuce transplants and seeds Central Texas Gardener
However, if you start too close to first frost, transplants are much easier. Be sure to keep floating row cover handy to suspend over hoops or other structure to keep plants warm (especially seedlings) when temperatures close to freezing are expected.

Start beets, carrots, radishes from seed

Seed or transplant: arugula, cilantro, parsley
Transplant: parsley (easiest), rosemary
cilantro seeds, herb plants Central Texas Gardener
Annual (and can re-seed): arugula, cilantro

Annual or biennial (can re-seed): parsley

Seed or transplant: Swiss chard, Pak choi
Pak choi transplants Central Texas Gardener

Perennial: rosemary (though check for hardy varieties; some require spring planting)

Plant strawberries in November
strawberry deer screen hardward cloth Central Texas Gardener

Get Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s planting guides for Central Texas.

And these are great books to guide you for soil prep, fertilizing, planting, pest control and harvesting.
vegetable garden books for Texas Central Texas Gardener
Texas Fruit and Vegetable Greg Grant

Watch now!