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

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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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