Planting Guide

Seasonal Planting Guides

Learn about Texas gardening zones, planting schedules, and watering guidelines from Enchanted Gardens qualified Arborists, Master Gardeners, Texas Certified Nursery Professionals, and Texas Certified Water Smart Professionals.

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Texas Gardening Zones

Houston, TX and the surrounding area is Zone III. 

Hardiness

Houston, TX is USDA Hardiness Zone 9a. 

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Texas Planting Schedule

Spring Planting Guide for Vegetable Crops, Texas Zone III

Vegetables
Planting Date
Asparagus
After Feb 1
Snap Beans, bush
Mar 5 – May 1
Snap Beans, pole
Mar 5 – Apr 15
Lima Beans
Mar 15 – Apr 15
Beets
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Broccoli
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Brussels sprouts
Not Recommended
Cabbage
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Carrots
Jan 15 – Mar 1
Cauliflower
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Swiss Chard
Feb 1 – Mar 10
Collards
Feb 1 – Mar 25
Corn, sweet
Feb 25 – May 1
Cucumber
Mar 5 – May 1
Eggplant
Mar 15 – May 1
Garlic
Not Recommended
Kohlrabi
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Lettuce
Feb 1 – Mar 15
Muskmelon/Cantaloupe
Mar 15 – May 1
Mustard
Feb 1 – Apr 1
Onion
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Parsley
Feb 1 – Mar 1
English Peas
Feb 1 – Mar 1
Southern Peas
Mar 25 – May 20
Pepper, transplants
Mar 15 – May 1
Potatoes
Feb 15 – Mar 1
Sweet Potatoes, slips
Apr 10 – May 15
Pumpkins
Apr 1 – Apr 20
Radish
Feb 1 – May 1
Spinach
Jan 1 – Feb 15
Summer Squash
Mar 5 – May 1
Winter Squash
Mar 5 – May 1
Tomatoes, transplants
Mar 15 – Apr 10
Turnips
Feb 1 – Mar 10
Watermelon
Mar 15 – May 1

Fall Direct Seeding Guide, Texas Zone III

Vegetables
Planting Date
Snap Beans, bush
Sep 1
Lima Beans
Aug 20
Beets
Oct 15
Broccoli
Sept 1
Brussels sprouts
Sept 1
Cabbage
Sept 1
Carrots
Nov 10
Cauliflower
Sept 1
Swiss Chard
Oct 1
Collards
Oct 10
Corn, sweet
Aug 20
Cucumber
Sept 1
Eggplant
Jul 1
Garlic
Oct
Kohlrabi
Sept 10
Lettuce
Oct 10
Mustard
Nov 1
Onion, seed
Nov 1
Parsley
Oct 10
Southern Peas
Aug 1
Pepper
Jul 1
Potatoes
Sep 1
Pumpkins
Aug 1
Radish
Nov 25
Spinach
Nov 15
Summer Squash
Sept 10
Winter Squash
Aug 10
Tomatoes, transplants
Jul 1
Turnips
Nov 1
Watermelon
Mar 15 – May 1

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