I decided to do a little research so that I can put those dates out there for anyone else looking for vegetables to plant in Central Texas and when to plant them.
I discovered that the Travis County website has a monthly planting calendar that is quite helpful. In addition, I used the Aggie Planting Chart that I’ve referred to many times on this blog, as well as another calendar put out by Texas A&M research center in Stephenville (North Central Texas) and a calendar put out by Austin Organic Gardeners. Below is the information I compiled.
Herbs: Almost all herbs can be planted this month, either by seed or by transplant. One exception would be basil, which will not tolerate even a light frost. Parsley should be planted in the first two weeks of March.
March 1st – 15th:
Broccoli (season ends)
Kale (by end of first week)
Mustard (season ends)
Peas (season ends)
Spinach (season ends)
Turnips (season ends)
Basil (wait until the end of month)
Beans (lima, snap, black-eye peas)
Cantaloupe (fourth week)
Chard (by end of third week, season ends)
Collards (by end of third week, season ends)
Endive (by end of third week, season ends)
Kale (by end of third week, season ends)
Lettuce (by end of third week, season ends)
Pepper plants (wait until end of the month)
Radishes (by end of the month, season ends)
Spinach (New Zealand variety, cold weather varieties are done)
Watermelon (fourth week)