Winter Vegetable Garden - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by pvaugh
August 13, 2010
When do I need to start a winter vegetable garden and what vegetables are best for the Houston area?


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Answer from NGA
August 13, 2010
Choose veggies with short days to maturity and you will be able to harvest before the first frost of the season. Here are the suggested planting dates for a fall garden:
Beans - 8/1 - 9/1 (lima beans 7/15 - 8/15); Muskmelon (Cantaloupe) - 7/15 - 8/1;
Beets - 9/1 - 10/15; Mustard - 9/15 - 10/15; Broccoli plants - 8/1 - 9/15; Parsley - 8/15 - 10/1; Brussels sprouts - 8/1 - 10/1; Peas, English - 8/15 - 9/15; Cabbage plants - 8/15 - 9/15; Peas, Southern - 7/1 - 8/1; Carrots - 8/15 - 10/15; Pepper plants - 7/1 - 8/1; Cauliflower plants - 8/15 - 9/15; Potatoes, Irish - 8/15 - 9/15;
Chard, Swiss - 8/1 - 10/15; Pumpkin - 7/1 - 8/1; Collard/Kale - 8/15 - 10/1; Radish - 9/15 - 10/15; Corn, Sweet - 8/1 - 8/15; Spinach - 9/1 - 10/15; Cucumber - 8/1 - 9/1; Squash, Summer - 7/15 - 8/15; Eggplant plants - 7/15 - 8/1; Squash, Winter - 7/1 - 7/15; Garlic - 9/1 - 10/15; Tomato plants - 7/15 - 8/1; Kohlrabi - 8/15 - 9/15; Turnips - 10/1 - 11/1; Lettuce (leaf) - 9/15 - 10/15 Watermelon - 7/1 - 8/1.

Enjoy your harvest!

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