Plant Now in Texas…
January 20, 2012
So, it's already spring for me...if you were wondering why I haven't been posting much, I've been busy herding cats!
I just have a minute, but I know you guys are wanting to know what to plant right now. So here is a list to get you going:
Seed Indoors: Tomatoes (must do it NOW), Peppers, eggplant, salad greens, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, parsley and the like. Remember, you must provide supplemental grow lighting when starting seeds indoors. I consider a heat-mat also mandatory for warm season crops (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant).
Direct Seed Outdoors: In about a week (Feb. 1), you'll want to start seeding a whole mess 'o things outdoors...seed potatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish, carrots, beets, peas, kohlrabi, turnps, scallions and more.
Plant Outdoors (Transplants): onions (through January), leeks, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, spinach, Swiss chard, cilantro (Next week - broccoli, cabbage etc). ALL TREES...shade trees, fruit trees, shrubs, blackberries, raspberries, dewberries, grape vines, hardy groundcovers and perennials, cool-season color (Calendula, alyssum, Gerber daisy, Diascia, pansies, violas, poppies...)
For my new and improved seeding/planting date handouts you can follow these links: