Fall/Winter Vegetables: John Dromgoole
Fall is an excellent time in Texas to grow vegetables from seeds or transplants.
Starting from seed lets you grow varieties that may not be available as plants and is also very inexpensive.
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
Annual (and can re-seed): arugula, cilantro
Annual or biennial (can re-seed): parsley
Seed or transplant: Swiss chard, Pak choi
Perennial: rosemary (though check for hardy varieties; some require spring planting)
Plant strawberries in November
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.