Fall Container Garden Suggestions - Knowledgebase Question

The Woodlands, TX
Question by lko
August 9, 1998
I have containers on my back deck which has a north exposure. Now that it's fall, I'd like to replant my containers with a Fall crop. I tried vegetables this past spring and had NO luck. I am a beginner gardener and would love your advice on both some hardy and easy to grow flowers and vegetables that can be started over the next few weeks.


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Answer from NGA
August 9, 1998

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material and grow very nicely.

In September your cole crops can begin going in. This would include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, kale, and collards. In mid September, cool season peas like sugar snaps and snow peas (need a light trellis for support) can be planted. Many of the oriental veggies like chinese cabbage, tatsoi, and daikon raddishes (need a container at least 1 1/2 feet deep) may also be planted then.

When temperatures cool off in October, begin planting lettuce and spinach.

Flowers for fall to plant now include marigolds (use transplants) and zinnia, both of which will go out with the first frost in November(?). When weather cools in October, callendula, snapdragon, stock and ornamental kale can go in. In early November set out pansies and violas.

Water as needed to prevent the containers from drying out. This may be daily or twice daily if the weather is hot or if the plant is a bit large for the container. Fertilize plants weekly with a liquid fertilizer mixed at the low label rate.

Good luck with your fall container garden! material and grow very nicely.

In September your cole crops can begin going in. This would include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, kale, and collards. In mid September, cool season peas like sugar snaps and snow peas (need a light trellis for support) can be planted. Many of the oriental veggies like chinese cabbage, tatsoi, and daikon raddishes (need a container at least 1 1/2 feet deep) may also be planted then.

When temperatures cool off in October, begin planting lettuce and spinach.

Flowers for fall to plant now include marigolds (use transplants) and zinnia, both of which will go out with the first frost in November(?). When weather cools in October, callendula, snapdragon, stock and ornamental kale can go in. In early November set out pansies and violas.

Water as needed to prevent the containers from drying out. This may be daily or twice daily if the weather is hot or if the plant is a bit large for the container. Fertilize plants weekly with a liquid fertilizer mixed at the low label rate.

Good luck with your fall container garden!

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