Texas is notorious for having hot summers. For those who want a fall vegetable garden, this means putting in some extra sweat in July and August. These are the perfect months to put in raised beds, till the earth, and prepare the soil.
If you are new to gardening, here are some tips:
- Hot, dry weather can be difficult to start seeds. Try soaking larger seeds (beans, peas, okra, etc) overnight between two wet paper towels.
- Frequent watering (several times a day) immediately after planting can help seeds germinate. After it sprouts, don’t forget to cut back on water – young plants can drown.
- Although some authorities recommend full sun for plants like peppers and tomatoes, we understand that Texas summers can be scorching. Try to plant your garden in an area that provides shelter from the afternoon sun.
If you’re considering getting some yard work done, keep Junk-King Austin in mind. We haul yard waste (among other things, including appliances and other unwanted items), meaning you can take a well earned break from the Texas heat while we tidy up your property!