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Wishing For Cooler Weather? Time To Plan Your Fall Garden

Tomatoes, squash and peppers are done and it’ll soon be time to prepare for fall planting.

Fall seed packets are available for $12. Ask a garden member or contact Seed and Plant Chairperson, Ray, to get your seeds.

The 2015 seed packet includes these herbs and vegetables, selected especially for the Houston winter climate.

Arugula Regular  Sep-Mar broadcast near surface
Beet  Early Wonder  Oct-Mar 4″ sq / 1/2″ deep
Beet  Boldor  Oct-Mar 4″ sq / 1/2″ deep
Bok Choy  Joi Choi  Oct-Jan 6″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Broccoli  Arcadia  Oct, Jan-Feb 15″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Brussels Sprouts  Churchill  Oct 1′ sq / 1/4″ deep
Cabbage  Alcosa  Oct-Feb 15″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Carrot  Mokum  Sep-Mar 2″ sq / near surface
Carrot  Purple Haze  Sep-Mar 2″ sq / near surface
Cauliflower  Snow Crown  Oct 18″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Celery  Cutting Celery  Sep-Oct 1′ sq / 1/4″ deep
Chard  Bright Lights  Oct-Dec, Jan 15″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Collards Flash  Oct-Jan 18″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Cilantro  Calypso  Oct-Nov 6″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Cress Cressida  Sep-Feb 4″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Dill Hera  Sep-Nov, Feb 15″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Kale  Red Russian  Oct-Feb 15″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Kale  Toscano  Oct-Feb 15″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Kohlrabi  Winner White  Nov-Dec 1′ sq / 1/4″ deep
Kohlrabi  Azur Star Purple  Nov-Dec 1′ sq / 1/4″ deep
Lettuce  Black Seeded Simpson  Oct-Mar 15 6″ sq / near surface
Lettuce  All Star Lettuce Mix  Oct-Mar 15 6″ sq / near surface
Lettuce  Red Salad Bowl  Oct-Mar 15 6″ sq / near surface
Mustard Mizuna  Sep-Apr 6″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Mustard Red Giant  Oct-Dec 8″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Mustard Ruby Streaks  Oct-Dec 8″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Mustard Tatsoi  Oct-Dec 8″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Parsley Darki  Oct-Feb 1′ sq / 1/4″ deep
Parsnip Javelin  Sep-Nov 4″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Peas Cascadia Sugar Peas  Oct, Dec 2″ on both sides of trellis
Peas Oregon Giant Snow Peas  Oct, Dec 2″ on both sides of trellis
Radish Easter Egg  Oct-Mar 2″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Radish French Breakfast  Oct-Mar 8″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Sorrel French  Oct-Nov 2″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Spinach Olympia  Oct-Dec 8″ sq / 1/2″ deep
Turnip Hakurei  Sep-Feb 4″ sq / 1/4″ deep
Turnip Purple Top  Sep-Feb 4″ sq / 1/4″ deep

Need more info on Fall Gardening? Long time organic gardeners, Gary Edmondson and Ray Sher will teach Fall Vegetable Gardening on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 PM at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. This class is free to WCG members and $20 for non-members. Register here.

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