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Fall Vegetable Planting Time is Now

Although the temperature is sweltering, now is the time to start planting your fall vegetable garden! Delay in planting some vegetables could result in less produce on the table later.

For a comprehensive list, check out Jerry Parsons’ fall vegetable seeding guide for San Antonio (Region III). In the meantime, here are few plants and dates to get you started:

Date Fall Vegetable
Now Southern peas and tomato transplants
Sept. 1 Potato and snap beans
Sept. 10 Summer squash
Sept. 20 Cole crop transplants (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts)
Oct. 16 Herbs (cilantro, chives, dill, basil, parsley)
Nov. 15 Spinach

Watering is the most important activity in determining success in the garden, with fertilizing a close second. Drip irrigation efficiently satisfies both the plant’s water requirements and frees you up from hand watering every other day.

Nothing tastes better than vegetables from your own garden. It’s time to venture into the sun and sweat for those tasty morsels.

Mark Peterson
Mark Peterson
Mark A. Peterson is a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System. With over 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you’re likely to find him hiking San Antonio’s wilderness parks or expounding on the virtues of geography and history to his friends.
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