I don’t know about you, but for me it helps to know when to plant specific plants. There are some plants that do better in the spring (carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes) and summer (okra, basil, peppers) and others that do better in cooler temperatures (lettuces, broccoli, spinach, peas).

To help you (and your garden) out, here is a planting guide for Central Texas (zone 8) for January through August.  I’ll post more info later!

PLANTING GUIDE FOR CENTRAL TEXAS

  • Dec. 21st – Feb. 1st – onions (plants), parsley
  • Jan. 18th – Feb. 1st – asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, chinese cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, swiss chard, collar, irish potatoes
  • Jan. 4th – Feb. 15th – English peas, potatoes
  • Jan. 4th – Feb. 22nd – spinach
  • Jan. 18th – Feb. 15th – Kohlrabi, lettuce, turnip greens
  • Jan. 18th – March 29th – radish
  • March 1st – March 29th – snap bush beans, snap pole beans, lima bush beans, lime pole beans
  • March 1st – April 12th – sweet corn, cucumber, muskmellon canteloupe, mustard, watermelon
  • March 1st – April 26th – tomato (plants)
  • March 8th – April 26th – pepper
  • March 8th – March 29th – pumpkin, summer squash
  • March 14th – April 12th – okra, eggplant
  • May 15th – Southern peas, sweet potato slips
  • June 15th – July 1st – eggplant (seed), cantaloupe, watermelon
  • June 15th – July 15th – pumpkin (large)
  • July 1st – July 25th – eggplant to transplants, hot pepper, sweet bell pepper, sweet salad pepper, large-fruited tomato, paste tomato, small-fruited tomato
  • July 1st – August 1st – Southern peas
  • July 1st – August 10th – winter squash
  • July 15th – August 15th – okra, small pumpkins
  • July 25th – August 10th – Irish potatoes, seed pieces
  • August 1st – August 15th – snap pole beans, broccoli seed, brussels sprouts seed, cabbage seed, cauliflower seed, sweet corn, pickling cucumber, slicing cucumber
  • August 1st – August 25th – Kohlrabi seed, summer squash, summer pan-type squash, zucchini squash
  • August 1st – September 1st – snap bush beans, yellow bush beans, pinto beans, swiss chard, collards
  • August 1st – September 10th – mustard
  • August 1st – October 1st – parsley
  • August 1st – October 15th – rutabaga, spinach
  • August 15th – September 1st – Chinese cabbage
  • August 15th – September 5th – carrots
  • August 15th – September 10th – butterhead lettuce
  • August 15th – September 15th – leaf lettuce, cos or romaine lettuce

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