I started doing these monthly planting guides for ongoing support for our raised garden clients. When I started publishing them to Twitter and Facebook, lots of folks seemed to appreciate them, so I continue. The guides are based on planting guides prepared by the Texas Agri-life Extension office, The Natural Gardener, other guides I find around, and a tiny smidgeon of my own experience.
These guides are based on normal weather patterns, average first and last frost dates, and average first and last freeze dates for Travis County. Nothing about our weather has been normal this summer, so some of this information may not work for our current situation. I think I would hold off on planting the tender greens until the weather breaks, perhaps later in September.
Here we go:
Artichoke transplants, Asian Greens, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Collards, Garlic, Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, Onions, Peas, Radish, Shallots, Spinach, Turnips
Broccoli transplants, Brussels Sprouts transplants, Cabbage transplants
All perennial herb plants; sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, plus cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley Seed: Borage, caraway, chamomile, chervil, chives, cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley, summer savory
My garden consists of the 5 tomato plants I bought a couple of months ago, and babied through the worst of the heat. They are hanging on with lots of water, and I expect them to start setting fruit as soon as it cools off a bit.
My personal plan, is to continue checking the weather obsessively, refresh and update my herb garden which lives in partial shade of a pecan tree on my patio, and then get some broccoli transplants in the ground in the next couple weeks. I’ll seed for broccoli as well, but will hold off seeding for lettuce and spinach until mid month, provided it gets a little cooler. I’ll plant snow peas once the 100 degree days are gone and carrots, too. I haven’t ordered my onions or garlic yet, but will do that this week for delivery in early November.