New Homeowner - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, Te
Question by murraysandi
August 20, 2009
So I just bought a house and it has a fully shaded front yard and full sun backyard. Given it's almost fall. What annuals/perennials/bulbs are good to plant for the season? (Houston, TX) I hopeing to have a little color or green plants that will add interest to the yard. Also, what veggies (planted now) would provide good harvesting before Jan (winter).

Thanks,
Sandi


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2009

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Some fall blooming plants you can plant now include African Daisies, primroses, chrysanthemums, pansies, ornamental kale and cabbage. You'll find other plants in your garden center.

Here's a list of veggies from which to choose, along with their optimal planting times:

Beans - 8/1 - 9/1 (lima beans 7/15 - 8/15); Beets - 9/1 - 10/15; Broccoli plants - 8/1 - 9/15; Brussels sprouts - 8/1 - 10/1; Cabbage plants - 8/15 - 9/15;
Carrots - 8/15 - 10/15; Cauliflower plants - 8/15 - 9/15; Chard, Swiss - 8/1 - 10/15; Collard/Kale - 8/15 - 10/1; Corn, Sweet - 8/1 - 8/15; Cucumber - 8/1 - 9/1;
Eggplant plants - 7/15 - 8/1; Garlic - 9/1 - 10/15; Kohlrabi - 8/15 - 9/15; Lettuce (leaf) - 9/15 - 10/15; Muskmelon (Cantaloupe) - 7/15 - 8/1; Mustard - 9/15 - 10/15;
Parsley - 8/15 - 10/1; Peas, English - 8/15 - 9/15; Peas, Southern - 7/1 - 8/1;
Pepper plants - 7/1 - 8/1; Potatoes, Irish - 8/15 - 9/15; Pumpkin - 7/1 - 8/1;
Radish - 9/15 - 10/15; Spinach - 9/1 - 10/15; Squash, Summer - 7/15 - 8/15;
Squash, Winter - 7/1 - 7/15; Tomato plants - 7/15 - 8/1; Turnips - 10/1 - 11/1; and Watermelon - 7/1 - 8/1.

Best wishes with your new landscape~


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