Texas Fall Garden

by Liz

fall square foot bed

fall square foot bed

fall square foot bed
lettuce sprouts some 40 hours after planting

I finally planted my fall garden. The summer heat here in Texas was painfully hot and long.

My summer garden burned up quickly, sad to say.

Two days ago I planted: squash, lettuce, chard, carrots, bush beans, pole beans, and pumpkins.

I had to add some old fence atop my square foot garden to keep my chickens out. In the spring, they tore up my garden not once, not twice but 3 times before I finally got things to start growing.

I am excited to report that not even 48 hours since planting my seeds, the lettuce is already sprouting!
Behold, the power of worm poop.

I will keep you posted on the progress.

A light drizzle of rain has done it good today. With a high near 90, I am thrilled, perfect for germination.

I have a feeling fall gardening might be easier than summer gardening in Texas.

I plan on using some garden cloches should we have an early frost.

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