How to Protect Your Winter Vegetables from Freezes

Our mild Texas winters provide a second growing season that is ideal for growing all types of greens and other winter vegetables. Most of the winter, it is not necessary to provide freeze protection for cold hardy vegetables, but there are usually a few days in January and February that will be cold enough that […]

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening in Texas

A selection of vegetables that grow well during the winter in Texas. The entry for each vegetable includes: the best time to plant, the best varieties, and the temperature at which the plant should be covered for extra warmth.

How To Grow Kale in Texas

Dwarf Blue Curled kale in a wash tub

How to successfully grow kale in Texas. How to plant, harvest and cook kale. Different varieties of kale are discussed and the best season to plant them in Texas.

How to Grow and Cook Collard Greens in Texas

Collards or Collard Greens

How to successfully grow Collards or Collard Greens in Texas. How to plant, harvest for a continuous crop from fall through early spring, clean and cook collard greens are discussed.

Growing Parsnips in Texas

Parsnips

How to successfully grow parsnips in Texas. How to plant, grow, and harvest parsnips. Parsnips grow well as a fall-winter crop in Texas and are quite hardy through through our mild Texas winters.

Growing Salad Greens in Texas during the Fall and Winter

Loose Leaf Salad

How to successfully grow and harvest a variety of salad greens in Texas for a continual supply of greens from fall – early spring. Best varieties of lettuce are discussed and a harvesting method that will guarantee endless salad greens.

Fall is the Time to Divide and Transplant Perennials

perennial flower bed

How to divide and transplant perennials in the fall in Texas. Perennials discussed include: daylilies, Shasta Daisies, Lycoris (Spider) Lilies, and Irises. Perennial flowers need to be divided and planted with more room between them every few years to increase health and blooms.