Octoer 1 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

October 1, 2011

Beans, cucumber, squash and many similar type vegetables containing seeds should be harvested at a young semi-immature size for best tasting qualities.

The second and best planting of healthy cool weather vegetable transplants like ‘Cheers’ cabbage, Chinese cabbage, ‘Green Magic’ broccoli, ‘Snow Crown’ cauliflower, ‘Vates’ collards, and ‘Prince Marvel’ Brussels sprouts should be planted now to compliment and spread out the earlier September plantings.

There is still time, to plant seed directly to your winter vegetable garden. This includes beets, carrots, collards, lettuce, mustard, parsley, garden peas, spinach, radishes, and turnips just to name a few.

Garlic sets should be planted with each individual cloves basal end down an inch deep and spaced three to six inches apart. When the plant leaves turn yellow and the flower head starts breaking apart, it is time to harvest around late May through June.

David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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