Surviving the summer in South Texas is like making it through the blizzardly winter in other parts of the country. You hunker down inside and pray your plants are still somehow alive when its all over. When I saw this verbena coming back to life- I knew we was all gonna make it.
It is September! Which is a fantastic time to garden in the lone star state. It hasn't been over 100 degrees all month. Texas is also unusual because it has two short growing seasons instead of one long one. And season two is kicking off now- right with college football season. It is a really great time to plant again.
Our planting guide suggests that the beginning of September is the time to put in kale and Swiss chard, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, zucchini, green beans, seed potatoes (if you can find them) and artichokes. Don't try this anywhere but Texas ya'll.