This weather has been crazy! It took everything I had to pull the pentas and most of the huge basil plants in my little vegetable garden over the weekend so that I could plant some cool season veggies and seeds. For heaven’s sake it is November and yet…the Thai basil (last one standing!) is still stunning and full of bees, several pipevine swallowtail caterpillars are still decimating the remaining hardy Dutchman’s pipevine plants, black swallowtail butterflies are landing on the fennel and tropical plumbago, peppers are producing better than ever…this is not supposed to be!
I did plant several broccoli, cauliflower and kale plants and sowed lots of lettuce, carrot, spinach, radish and arugula seeds. This is a classic example of knowing that our Veggie Planting Guide is only a guide. Gardening in Texas is not set in stone. We have had several complaints of spinach seed still not germinating, and that is because it is still not cold enough. So just sit back and enjoy whatever weather we do have and keep on planting!