What Vegetables Grow in Austin?
Growing vegetables successfully in Central Texas is all about knowing when to plant. The temperature fluctuations, hot summers, and freezes, can make gardening a challenge. Many things do very well here, but may not thrive using the same calendar as other areas of the country.
The Vegetable Planting Calendar is the best resource for planning your vegetable patch. It plots best planting and cultivation times for seeds and transplants in Central Texas. Also, consult High Performing Vegetable Varieties Travis County to choose varieties that will perform well in your Travis County garden. Once you decide what you want to include, use the Vegetable Seed Sources guide to find recommended seed purveyors that carry varieties that do well for our area.
Vegetable Problem Solvers
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Vegetable Resources page has many Fact Sheets (on specific vegetables), Guides, and “Problem Solvers”. Here are two of our favorite problem solving resources: