Southeast Texas

Gardener's Planting Guide

All planting info and varieties are from the County Extension Agency. Revised 2/95

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Name of Crop

Inches Between Rows

Inches Between Plant In Row

Spring Planting Dates

Fall Planting Dates

Approx. Days to Maturity

Beans (Bush)      Frijoles

Contender,Tender Crop,Strike,Top Crop,Greencrop,Blue Lake,Jumbo,Inproved Golden Wax

Lima- Jackson Wonder,Henderson Bush,Ford 242

18 - 30

3 - 4

March 5 to April 30

Aug. 1 to Sept. 20

50 - 70

Beans (Pole)     Frijoles

Stringless,Blue Lake,Kentucky Wonders,Dade,Romano

Lima- Florida Butter,Sieva(Carolina),Florida Speckled

24 - 30

12 - 18

March 1 to April 15

 

50 - 90

Beets      Betabel  (Remolachas)

Detroit Red,Green Top Bunching,PacemakerII

12 - 24

2 - 3

Feb. 1 to March 1

Sept. 15 to Nov. 1

60 - 70

Broccoli    Brocoli

Green Comet,Emporer,Premium Crop,Romanesco,

24 - 30

12 - 20

Feb. 1 to Feb. 15

Aug. 15 - Oct. 1

70 - 100

Brussel Sprouts

Jade Cross,Prince Marvel

24 - 30

12 - 20

 

 

Sept. 1 to Oct. 1

100-110

Cabbage     Repollo

Early Round or Flat Dutch,Early Jersey Wakefield,Savoy Hybrids,Sanibal,Rio Verde,Rugy Ball(Red)

(Chinese)- Michili

24 - 30

12 - 20

Jan. 15 to Feb. 15

Sept. 1 to Nov. 15

70 - 100

Carrots  Zanahorias

Imperator,Danvers126,Danvers Half Long,Nantes,Red Core Chantenay,Spartan Winner

12 - 24

2

Jan. 15 to Feb. 15

Oct. 1 to Nov. 1

80 - 90

Cauliflower   Coliflor

Snowball,Snow Crown Hybrid

24 - 30

12 - 20

Feb. 1 to Feb. 15

Sept. 1 to Oct. 1

80 - 100

Collards

Georgia,Blue Max

12 - 24

6 - 12

Feb. 1 to Feb. 28

Sept. 1 to Oct. 1

60 - 90

Corn (Sweet)   Elote

Merit,Calumet,Florida Staysweet,Guardian,Sweet G-90,(White) Silver Queen,Country Gentleman

24 - 36

8 - 12

March 5 to April 15

Aug. 1 to Aug. 15

80 - 100

Cucumber   Pepinos

(Pickling)- Victory,Liberty,National Pickling,Ohio M R 17,SMR 58,Patio Pik (Dwarf)

(Slicers)- Slice Master,Poinsett,Sweet Lice,DasherII,Straight 8

36 - 48

18 - 36

March 15 to May 1

Aug. 15 - Sept. 20

60 - 80

Eggplant   Berenjena

Florida Market,Black Beauty,Ichiban

18 - 30

18 - 24

March 1 to April 15

 

90 - 100

Garlic   Ajo

Texas White,Tahiti or Elephant,Italian

12 - 24

2 - 4

 

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

150-160

Kohlrabi

Grand Duke Hybrid,Early White Vienna,Purple Danube(Red)

12 - 24

3 - 5

Jan. 15 to March 1

Sept. 15 to Oct. 20

65 - 85

Lettuce (Leaf)     Lechuga

Black Seeded Simpson,Salad Bowl,Ruby,Oakleaf,Red Sails

(Butterhead)- Summer Bibb,Tender Crisp,Butter Crunch

(Romaine)- Valmaine,Mission

12 - 24

2 - 3

Feb. 1 to April 1

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

50 - 90

Mustard    Mostaza

Tender Green,Florida Broadleaf

12 - 24

4 - 8

Feb. 15 to April 1

Sept. 1 to Nov. 1

40 - 50

Okra 

Clemson Spineless,Louisiana Green Velvet,Dwarf Green,Emerald

30 - 40

18 - 24

April 1 to July 15

 

65 - 75

Onion (Seeds)  Cebolla  Semillas

12 - 24

2 - 3

 

Sept. 1 to Nov. 15

100-130

Onion (Plants)   Cebolla

(Bulbing)- Granex (white,yellow and red)Eclipse,Grano 502,Grano Y1015

(Green)- Beltsville Bunching,Crystal Was,South Port White

12 - 24

2 - 3

Jan. 15 to Feb. 15

 

90 - 130

Peas (English)   Chicharos

Sugar Snap,Sugar Ann,Sugar Bon,Little Marvel,Laxton,Alaska,Cleo,Wando,Premium Gem

18 - 30

1

Jan. 10 - Feb. 15

Oct. 1 to Nov. 1

65 - 105

Peas (Southern) 

Mississippi Silver,Blackeye#5,purple Hull,Queen Ann,Brown Sugar Crowder,Cream 40,Champion

24 - 36

3 - 5

April to May 20

Aug. 1 to Sept. 1

70 - 90

Pepper    Chile pimiento,Chile

(Sweet)- (Bell type) Yolo Wonder,Gypsy,Keystone Giant,Big Bertha

(Hot)- Cayenne,Tobasco,Fresno,Serrano Chile,Hungarian Wax,TAM Jalapeno,Mexi-Bell

24 - 36

18 - 24

March 1 to April 25

 

70 - 100

Potatoes (Irish)   Papas

(Red) Red Lasoda,Pontiac

(White) Kennebec(White) Norgold(Russett)

24 - 36

8 - 12

Jan. 15 to Feb. 20

Aug. 15 to Sept. 1

90 - 110

Potatoes (Sweet)   Camote

Cenntenial,Rose Centennial,Porto Rico,Jewel

30 - 36

10 - 14

April 1 to May 20

 

110-140

Radish   Rabano

Cherry Belle,Early Scarlet Globe,Red Prince,Champion

(Winter)Black Spanish,White Chinese

12 - 24

1

Feb. 1 to April 15

Sept. 1 to Oct. 15

35 - 50

Spinach   Espinaca

Easrly Hybrid 7,Melody

(Summer)- New Zealand,Malabar

12 - 24

3 - 4

Jan. 1 to Feb. 15

Sept. 1 to Nov. 1

50 - 70

Squash (Summer)   Calabacita

(Summer)Dixie,Multipik,Hyrific,Elite,Zucchini

Swiss Chard- Lucullus,Fordhook,Rhubarb

(Winter) Acorn,Butternut

crook neck yellow

30 - 40

14 - 30

March 20 to May 1

Aug. 1 to Sept. 1

60 - 70

Tomato    Tomate

(Large Fruited)- Spring Giant,Betterboys*,Bonus*,Bet Set*,Floramerica,Freedom,Jackpot*,Celebrity*

,Carnival*,Sunny*Homestead 24,Merced*

(Small Fruited)- Small Fry,Patio,Sweet 100hybrid

Heat Setting)- TAMU ChicoIII,Improved Summertime,Hot Set

*=Nematode Resistant

Beefsteak,Heatwave are also good here

24 - 40

18 - 30

March 1 to April 20

 

July 15 to Aug. 1

80 - 100

Turnip (Greens or root)   Nabo

(Root and Tops)- Purple Top,White Globe,Just Right

(Greens)- Seven Top,Shogoin

12 - 24

2 - 3

Jan. 15 to March 15

Sept. 1 to Oct. 15

40 - 70

* Approximate first killing frost, November 15

**Approximate last killing frost, March 5