We just passed the first quarter and the moon is now in waxing gibbous going into a full moon. Now is also a time to seed-in plants that fruit and seed like beans, corn, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, squash, okra, and southern peas. Their is still time for transplants of strawberries, eggplants, tomatillos, tomatoes and peppers. Also time to plant nut and fruit trees including citrus, and berry bushes and grape vines. It’s always best to try to transplant and seed-in with the coming rains. Which is coming this week.
This is your last chance to plant corn until late summer.
For this year's three sisters at Zilker Botanical Garden, we planted heirloom, glass gem corn with Royal Burgundy pole beans, and tatume squash. The squash will start to vine out and protect the soil as the heat increases. Around the perimeter we planted Oaxaca Red Epazote (thanks for the donation Danielle), Habanero Lemon peppers (thanks
Sunshine Community Gardens), Hopi Black Dye Sunflowers and Mexican Marigolds.
If you haven’t gotten your night shades in, AOG Member and grower from our plant sale, Erin Hollis has a bunch left that she is giving away. Join our Facebook Group Austin Organic Gardeners
and learn how to get them.
FRUITING / NUT PLANTS
For more ideas on Ornamentals, Perennials, and Herbs, visit the Central Texas Gardener and The Natural Gardener lists online. Download the Texas A&M Extension Planting Chart and Varieties Chart on our website.
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