Monday, April 11, 2011
Veggies to Plant in Texas in April
1. Cantaloupes, 2. Collards, 3. Corn, 4. Cucumber, 5. Cushaw (and Pumpkins) 6. Eggplant, 7. Melons (honeydew), 8. Lima Beans, 9. Luffa, 10. Malabar Spinach, 11. Okra, 12. Peppers, 13. Pumpkin., 14. Snapbeans (19), 15. Southern Peas, 16. Summer Squash, 17. Sweet Potatoes, 18. Swiss Chard, 19. Tomato* 20. Watermelon
*On tomatoes plant transplants (too late to plant from seed)
These are all plants which are great for planting in April here in Texas. I've been learning all about the best time to plant different plants from a book called Month-to-Month Gardening in Texas. I wish I had gotten this book years ago...it's teaching me so much about Texas gardening that I really was absolutely clueless on! I knew Texas had two growing seasons but I really didn't understand when the seasons started or ended. It turns out I trying to grow nearly everything at the wrong time! I'm going to try to share tips from the book each month (but there's so much info, I couldn't even begin to share it all). They also share what else you need to do each month (when to fertilize, aerate your soil, tackle weeds, etc.).
But, if you just want info on what veggies and herbs to plant each month, you can also get that information online here. That's a good resource for other states too.
I found the photos for my mosaic on Flickr, and the photographers were nice enough to offer up for use through Creative Commons (click on the links to see the photos larger). Yes, the Sountern Peas (ie cowpeas) in that picture are blighted (that was just a hard one to find, so I took what I could get.)
I'm linking up at the gardening linkies at Living More, Spending Less and Ramblings of a Christian Mom. Also linking up at Mosaic Monday.