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QUESTION: What vegetables best to grow this fall and when

comments (4) July 15th, 2009

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i live in San Antonio, Texas, and it's very hot here. It's been 100 degrees this summer for many days. I am done with my summer tomatoes, and I want to have a great fall vegetable garden. What would be best for this zone (9) to plant?

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alanperez writes: Nicely done.. Awesome
Posted: 10:24 am on July 9th
adamrussell writes: Well done..Keep it up..
Posted: 1:11 am on May 15th
rebel209 writes: I also live in San Antonio. Last week I planted four cherry tomatoe seeds and four big boy hybrid seeds. So far three of the cherries have popped through and two of the big boys. The secret: have them outside in half and half shade and sun. I water them each morning with captured rain water. Also, I use the plastic bottles from my wife's prescription meds for starter pots. This allows you to see the amount of water the plants are getting as the containers are clear. When the plants are big enough for transplant, just break open the containers with channel-locks.
Hope this helps.
Posted: 1:14 pm on August 9th
yourownvictorygarden writes: Sounds Rob, like you have the same dilemma we have up here in North Texas (zone 8) - two 'real' growing seasons separated in the middle by a very oppressive and unforgiving heat and drought period. Here's the good news: for the most part, we don't have a killing winter anymore. That means that you can start a second crop of many of the things you planted in the early spring. As I write this, I am starting pepper and tomatoes seeds - INDOORS. The ones I tried to start outdoors last week died instantly, in spite of my efforts to keep them hydrated. Then in September I will start the usual Fall crops (lettuce, Spinach, Onions, et al.). Hope this helps and good luck.
Posted: 2:59 pm on July 18th
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