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January Vegetable and Fruit Planting Guide for Austin December 21, 2010

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It’s the first day of winter and yet is supposed to be in the 80s today.  My garden is confused.  However, since it is winter, I’m going to keep the winter garden going, in spite of the weather.  The time off during the holidays is a great time to add to or start your winter garden.

Plant transplants of broccoli, lettuces, chard, cabbage, Kale and any other of the winter greens you can find transplants of.

Plant seeds for lettuce, radish, peas, beets, kale, and spinach.

It is time to plant bare root blackberries and raspberries.  I was at The Natural Gardner yesterday and picked up some blackberry plants.  They look like a stick, but once in the ground, they will start to leaf up and sprout blackberries in the Spring.  You still have time to plant strawberries, too.

It is also time to plant fruit trees.  There were several varieties of apple trees, pear trees, and peach trees at The Natural Gardener.  The persimmon trees should arrive the first week of January.  It is also a good time to plant pecan trees.

Happy winter growing!

Update: I’m adding potatoes for the later part of the month, although some folks say not until February.


3 Responses to “January Vegetable and Fruit Planting Guide for Austin”

  1. Optimista Says:

    Are raspberries difficult?

  2. I don’t know from experience, and the Natural Gardener was out when I was there. I’m going to guess that they are similar to blackberries, which are super easy.

  3. Optimista Says:

    Cool. Thanks, Carla!

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