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5 Reasons Why You Should Plant in the Fall

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

Fall vegetable garden

Why is it better to plant now? Well, we can think of at least 5 excellent reasons:

  1. Planting in Fall allows you to skip working in the summer heat while still giving your plants time to establish their roots before winter comes. Those strong roots enable your plants to better withstand the cold.

  2. Whenever plants are transplanted, they need time to get reestablished before they can grow and bloom again. Waiting until Spring to plant means that spring bloomers may not have a chance to perform for you until the following year!

  3. When perennials go dormant, they are actually still quite active under the soil. Since they don't have to produce new top growth, they can focus all their energy on their roots, so when Spring arrives, they'll be more vigorous and put on a bigger show.

  4. Texas gives gardeners a second chance. Planting in late summer or early fall gives you plenty of time to bring many warm-weather vegetables to harvest. Tomatoes and peppers, for example, will continue to produce until temperatures drop below 70 degrees or so. Cool weather veggies such as lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, bok choi and others can tolerate our mild winters and will grow through frosts and even light freezes. You can continue to harvest them all the way into the following spring.

  5. We all enjoy gardening more when the weather is cooler!

So why wait til Spring? We have a great inventory of evergreens, perennials, and annuals, as well as a selection of trees, including fruit, shade, and ornamental varieties.


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