North Texas Planting Schedule
The following are three season planting lists that work well in the North Texas Climate. They are generated from personal experience, Farmers Almanac, and other well rounded local growers. Gardening for food IS NOT an exact science but there are time tested processes that will give a grower the best change at a successful season. Please keep learning!
late November thru February
Our mild winters allow for many cool hardy plants. Harvested November thru February/March. They include Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Kale, Spinach, Mustards, Broccoli, Peas, Beets, Turnips, Brussels, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Potatoes. These would have been planted back in September-October.
What to Plant in January-February
for late Winter-Spring Harvests:
Plant outside: Onions, Chives, Turnips, Arugula, Spinach, Carrots, Radish, Parsley, Swiss Chard, Mustards, Spring Cabbage, cool hardy lettuce. Keep in mind you may have to protect crops with plastic or row cover during the very few freezes we get in N. Texas.
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The first part of March you can start indoor your second planting of cucumber and tomato starts. Start your pumpkins seeds.
Outside transplant your starts of:
Lettuce, swiss chard, summer squash, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes,bush beans, peas, cucumbers. Might still need night protection!!
Plant in the ground from seeds turnips, radish, carrots, beets,
In ground for longer season leeks, onion slips and potato starts.
In the hottest part of the summer there are a few edible plants that do exceptionally well. You can plant them in the early summer and agoan in mid summer for false fall harvest. (Sept- Oct) Each of these plants LOVES hot hot weather. Okra, Eggplants, Red Amaranth and Malabar Spinach. Amaranth is a tall grain but the baby leaves can be eaten like lettuce. Malabar is a climbing vine and also can be eaten like lettuce.