What to Plant Now: October 14-19
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 and can handle a cold snap if we have one. If you already planted these things, remember that it’s a good idea to succession plant and grow twice as much as you will need in case of disease and pest. As always, it’s best to transplant and seed-in with coming rains.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, you should soak pea seeds before planting, as it will help germination. A good rule of thumb is to soak the seeds in water overnight prior to planting. This will make them grow faster.
MORE GARDEN TASKS
🌾 Plant cover crops in areas you want to replenish for spring. See our comprehensive guide on our website.
🌳Plant all trees, shrubs, and perennials.
🐟 Use fish emulsion to get green growth and do weekly foliar sprays with liquid seaweed to provide plants with hormones and nutrients needed for stress and to prevent disease and pests.
🌼Sow spring wildflower seeds including poppies. Collect deadhead flowering plants.
🍂It’s also a good time to start composting because leaves are starting to fall.
🌷Fall is a good time to transplant, trade, or give away your divisions of daylilies, bearded irises, violets, wood ferns, cannas, and other herbaceous perennials.
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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