March 13th to 21st
We hope you enjoyed the recent rains and cold front that we hope is the last for Central Texas. Hold off for a couple more weeks before planting citrus or tomatoes.
As we are approaching the First Quarter and are in Waxing Crescent, it’s a good time to plant leafy greens and herbs that do well in heat. During the waxing of the moon (the period extending from the day the moon is new to the day it reaches its fullest point), the moon pulls moisture upwards. Seeds do well during this time because moisture is available at the surface of the soil. It’s always best to try to transplant and seed-in with the coming rains.
Seed-in or Transplant these warm season greens:
Check out Southern Seed Exposure for the hot weather greens varieties as well as growing.
A lot of herbs were damaged in the snow storm so if yours are not showing any signs of life, here are some warm season herbs that can be transplanted.
Be sure to check out our online plant sale for some of the above plants and herbs. We will be adding more plants early next week. Members will be notified first so if you're not yet a member of the oldest organic gardening club in the US, dues are $10 a year and 100% of it goes to Zilker Botanical Garden.
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 at AustinOrganicGardners.org.