We just passed the first quarter and the moon is now waxing gibbous going into a full moon. Now is also a time to seed-in plants that fruit and seed like beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, and squash. It’s also time for transplants of strawberries, eggplants, tomatillos, tomatoes and peppers.
Many of the varieties of seeds are associated with the three sisters or #milpa agriculture system we learned about last year with our special guest Sam from Oaxaca, Mexico. You can learn more about milpa and also learn about the three sisters square foot garden we grew at Zilker Botanical Garden here.
It is still a good 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.
This year we are sprouting our squash indoors to get ahead of the Squash Vine Borer SVG. Here are some of the SVB resistant varieties we like: Tatume, Rugosa, Koginut, Futsu, Blue Hubbard. Check out our SVB Guide here.
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.
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