In a previous blog, we wrote about five great crops you can grow on your rural property here in East Texas. We covered herbs, melons, leafy greens, root crops, and exotic produce, including Purple Viking potatoes and Jade Pagoda cabbage.
In another previously written blog about achieving your dream of running a small farm on your East Texas land, we discussed what grows well in this region. We included varieties of lettuce, okra, corn, peppers, and more.
Today we want to keep this practice alive and let our readers know what you can plant on your East Texas land during the winter months. Learn what you can do now to prepare for your spring and summer crops.
Get An Early Start On Your Garden
If you have always wanted to grow food yourself and feed your family from what you cultivate on your land, know that East Texas is a great region for doing this. Here’s what you can grow in January, February, and March.
- Unlike other parts of the country, the ground typically does not freeze here. That means you can plant and transplant without worry about your young trees and plants dying from the cold. January is ideal for planting fruit trees and grape vines. It’s also a good time to plant asparagus roots. In terms of transplanting, you can generally move small and young plants from one location to another on your land this month. Don’t forget that it’s the perfect time to start seeds indoors, too!
- This is a great time to plant blackberries, blueberries, grapes, pears, and figs. Also consider planting flowering bulbs, such as gladiolus. If you like roses, you’ll be happy to know that many varieties can be successfully planted in February. In terms of vegetables, select cool-season crops including Irish potatoes, carrots, beets, sugar snap peas, onions, and spinach.
- For gardeners in East Texas, March is busy workwise and fickle weatherwise. If you do put cold-sensitive plants in the ground, be prepared to protect them on wintry days. Landscape plants can be added to your land this month. You can also plant and grow a wide variety of vegetables, including collards, carrots, lettuce, Swiss chard, mustard greens, and turnips, which are hardy and can withstand cold spells reasonably well.
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