It is fall gardening season here in Texas. Actually I am a little late on the tomato and pepper starts. They needed to be planted the end of July. Ooops!! It has been so hot I struggled to get outside to clean out the garden.
This summer we ended up with several pounds of zucchini and a few tomatoes but not much of anything else. We had a really wet spring, which made for a lot of bugs and rotted roots. Sad showing this year.
But….not to be discouraged, fall seeds are on the way! I’m so excited!
Check out this awesome carrot advice. She talks about using a broad fork to aerate the soil, which encourages microbe growth, and helps to grow straight carrots. I’d love to have a broad fork but it really isn’t in the budget right now.
Here in Central Texas. We have 3 growing seasons here, and one of them is NOT summer. Summer is for the fruit trees and okra. Fall is probably our best growing season. This is so funny….look at our Ag Extension Office planting guide. The majority of planting goes on in January-March and September-October.
This fall we’re planting some carrots, I’ve got 3 varieties, a purple, little fingers, and some tendersweets. We’re going to try some red cabbage and regular cabbage, we love naturally fermented sauerkraut. The star of the fall/winter garden are the mixed greens, We’re planting spinach, arugula, and my new favorite, kale. I’m going to give beets a try too, haven’t had much luck before. Try, try, again! I have some tomato and peppers still producing. We’ll have pecans dropping soon.
Happy Fall Yall!
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