Planting

Vegetables must be planted at the appropriate time and in the appropriate way if they are going to survive. See Spring Planting Guide for Vegetables in Texas and The Fall Direct Seeding Guide for Texas. Also, read the back of the seed packets to make sure that your vegetables are planted in the right season and the right zone. Texas Gardening Regions.

Spacing Guide


PLANT
Asparagus
Beans, lima
Beans, pole
Beans, bush
Beets
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radishes
Rutabaga
Collards
Squash, summer
Squash, winter
Sweet corn
Turnips
INCHES
15 to18
4 to 6
6 to 12
4 to 6
2 to 4
12 to 18
15 to 18
15 to 18
10 to 12
24 to 36
2 to 3
4 to 6
12 to 15
18 to 24
24 to 36
15 to 18
4 to 6
PLANT
Lettuce, head
Lettuce, leaF
Melons
Mustard
Okra
Onion
Peas
Peppers
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cucumber
Southern pea
Spinach
Eggplant
Kale
Tomatoes
Leeks
INCHES
10 to 12
4 to 6
18 to 24
6 to 9
12 to 18
2 to 4
2 to 4
12 to 15
2 to 3
15 to 18
15 to 18
3 to 4
4 to 6
18 to 24
15 to 18
18 to 24
3 to 6

Spacing plants is important.

Always plant more than one seed per hole (ideally two or three) to ensure that at least one plant will survive.

See Days From Planting to Emergence and Thin is Beautiful.


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