With the approach of fall in Houston, Texas, it is time for gardeners to start thinking about what vegetables to plant for the cooler (we hope) weather. There are many vegetables you can plant in the fall that will produce lots of edible delights come early winter. You’ll want to look for vegetables that can be harvested between 30 and 60 days after planting. If you are looking for some delicious varieties to plant in your Houston, Texas garden, try a few of the vegetables below.
Big Top Carrots. If you enjoy crunchy, thick, dark orange carrots, you’ll enjoy harvesting this vegetable from your Houston, Texas garden. A sweet carrot, this is also a good plant for your flower garden. Plant this vegetable in the fall, all the way through November in full sun, and you can harvest it after 60 days (sometimes a little longer.)
Premium Crop Broccoli. This vegetable can be 12 inches across and produces a lot of side shoots. It also has very tender stems. Plant in full sun in the fall in your Houston, Texas garden, and harvest after 60 days. This vegetable can be planted through October in your fall garden, and prefers well-drained soil. It will also tolerate cold very well.
Champion Radish. A delicious radish with bright red skin and a crispy white inside. You can plant this vegetable in the fall and all the way through January in your Houston, Texas garden. These radishes do well in full sun or partial shade, and also look pretty in a flower bed. This vegetable is very high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, too.
Onion Chives. You’ll find this vegetable very easy to grow in the fall in your Houston, Texas garden. It does best in partial shade, and also does well in containers. These vegetables have pretty purple flowers that make a nice border for your flower beds come spring. Use the onion-flavored leaves from this vegetable to flavor soups and dips, or as an added touch to salads.
Bush Beans. This vegetable is fifty days to harvest, and will do best if planted in the fall around September (otherwise wait until February). Another nice plant for your Houston, Texas flower beds, it prefers full sun and well-drained soil. These beans are delicious eaten fresh, and can also be frozen or canned. You’ll find them to be high yielding if you pick them regularly. These vegetables will grow to heights of about sixteen inches in your Houston, Texas, and do not need to be staked.
Mustard. Planted in full sun, this vegetable’s dark green leaves will look lovely in your Houston, Texas flower bed. It also does well in containers. Plant these vegetables in the fall from September through November, and harvest after 50 days. This vegetable will give a hot, spicy touch to salads and soups, or use as a garnish. Well drained soil, please.
Cauliflower. Try this vegetable for another variety that looks nice in a flower bed or a container. Plant in full sun in the fall, September or October, and harvest after 50 days. Cauliflower is cold tolerant, so don’t worry about these vegetables if the Houston, Texas temperatures dip down a little lower than usual.