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  • Writer's pictureNatasha Foreman

Fall for Gardening

New Season, New Crops.

Texas is notorious for fall false alarms, but even with slight temperature drops ideal conditions exist for new plants. An array of squash and lettuce thrive in this season, along with cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage. These crops can withstand light freezes and the crazy unpredictable nature of Texas in the fall.

I'm going into my second fall season and my 3rd gardening season overall. I've had some slight success with broccoli. I may have harvested 3, 2-3 inch broccoli florets that I was extremely proud of lol. This will be my first attempt at cauliflower and brussels.

Cauliflower requires cooler temperatures so I'm nervous. Texas gon Texas with this heat. I currently have 2 boxes on my patio so I have the added issue of space. To accommodate the new crops I had to clear out some space by removing some unsuccessful crops due to my negligence with watering and placement. My parsley and squash didn't stand a chance. It's important to note that cauliflower and broccoli are combative when grown together. So I attempted to put as much space between those plants.

I'm excited for the challenge. I'm hopeful to harvest my broccoli in 4 weeks, cauliflower in 3 weeks, and brussels in 8 weeks. Gardening is something I'm truly passionate, low key obsessive about so I'll continue to share my experiences. If you're interested in starting your own patio garden check out my blog post "You Grow Girl" on how I got started

-Tasha's Taste of Travel

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